Rapper Lil Scrappy has entered a rehabilitation facility to kick his addiction to marijuana.

The hip-hop star, real name Darryl Kevin Richardson Ii, checked into a treatment centre in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday (30May13) and will remain there until a court hearing on 16 June (13).

Earlier this week (29May13), it emerged Scrappy voluntarily decided to seek professional help for his habit after he allegedly failed a court-ordered drug test.

The 29 year old stands accused of violating his probation, which stems from a 2008 pot possession charge.