Aaron Carter, former child pop star and little brother to Backstreet Boys singer, Nick Carter, was arrested in Georgia on Saturday for DUI and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
NBC 11Alive reports that Carter, 29, was arrested in Habersham County, around 90 miles north of Atlanta. Carter’s girlfriend, Madison Parker, was also arrested when police pulled the couple over at around 9 p.m. ET. Police arrested Parker for “obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers” and two drug-related charges. Carter was en route to Birmingham, Alabama, for a Monday night concert, when he was pulled over.
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) July 16, 2017
Earlier that day, Carter’s management team “tweeted” that the singer wouldn’t be able to make his Kansas City, Missouri, concert, which was scheduled on July 15, due to “transportation issues.”
“Due to transportation issues, Aaron will not make his set time tonight in Kansas City. He promises to come back soon. He apologizes to his fans in KC and Mix93.3.”
Parker complained on Twitter about rental car company, Avis, giving them a “moldy” car.
“So after @Avis felt bad after giving us a moldy car so they comped a new car but within the first 5 min the end tire blew out of the freeway. @Avis not sure if you do inspection on your cars after they are returned. But my bf @aaroncarter can’t be delaying to his shows.”
Just hours before canceling his Kansas City show, Carter tweeted that he had finally learned how to be prompt and loyal in the show business industry.
22 years in the music industry and I think I finally learned how to always be prompt and loyal
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) July 15, 2017
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office reports that both Carter and Parker bailed out of the Habersham County jail on Sunday afternoon.
Carter rose to stardom at age 12, when his album Party (Come Get It), dropped in 2000. His most recognized hit is arguably, “I Want Candy,” a remix of a song originally written and recorded in 1965 by The Strangeloves. He recently made a “comeback” with his 2017 EP, LøVë.
[Feature Photo: Habersham County Sheriff’s Office]