Variety has confirmed that Aaron Carter and his girlfriend Madison Parker were arrested in Cornelia, GA this weekend.
The couple was pulled over Saturday evening while driving along Route 385, about 80 miles northeast of Georgia.
The singer was charged with a DUI and marijuana possession, according to the Habersham County sheriff’s office. He racked up six charges altogether, all misdemeanors, including DUI, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug-related objects. He was released from jail on $4,610 bond on Sunday afternoon.
Parker, Carter’s girlfriend, was booked on possession, paraphernalia, and obstructing law enforcement. She remains in prison, though Carter posted this tweet following his release:
I'm coming to get you baby— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) July 16, 2017
Carter, 29, was supposed to perform in Kansas City, Mo. Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Prior to his arrest, his team had tweeted that he would have to cancel the gig because of “transportation issues.” His meet and greet and acoustic performance scheduled for Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. will apparently go on as scheduled:
Now let's rock this show Birmingham!!! I love all you fans and thank you for your love - always! @1037theq— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) July 17, 2017
Carter claims that he wasn’t drinking that night, posting, “The truth will come soon though.”
Read Carter’s official statement here:
Thank you ALL for your prayers & well wishes. I am so sorry to all my fans that I missed. The truth will come out! Read my statement here: pic.twitter.com/XaiKqUeXxh— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) July 17, 2017
According to Carter’s team, the singer had been traveling across the southeast to promote his single “Sooner or Later” when his car tire went out of alignment. He then drove to the nearest Auto Zone, whereupon he was arrested by officers inside for aggression—a story, they maintain, that will be supported by the Auto Zone security camera.
Additionally, Carter’s team says that he has a license for medical marijuana for his anxiety.
Carter also used the official statement to slam his brother, Backstreet Boys singer Nick, who had taken to Twitter to show his younger brother support:
To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better.— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) July 16, 2017
Family isn't always easy,be we're all here for you.— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) July 16, 2017
Aaron did not take kindly to the tweets, saying, “If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum?”
Despite the family drama, Carter still plans to give Birmingham audiences a sneak peak of his new music, and thanks his fans for their support.