Flo Rida - Flo Rida Distances Himself From Assistant's Drug Arrest

Rapper Flo Rida has cleared up reports suggesting police in Australia arrested his personal assistant for drug possession following a raid on his Queensland hotel suite, insisting he was not involved in the incident.
The Low hitmaker's tour Down Under took a turn for the worse on Sunday night (23Oct11) after Dakari Dalawn Phillips, an employee of the star's Img Strongarm Management, was taken into custody and charged with possessing dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of restricted drugs and possession of a weapon after cops allegedly found marijuana, a rolled joint, Viagra, a bottle of liquid cannabis and a Taser. He spent the night in jail and was released after paying a fine of $1,865 (£1,243).
The arrest occurred just hours before Flo Rida was due to perform at a concert in Townsville, but the rapper has now spoken out to distance himself from the drug trouble.
In a statement to AllHipHop.com, he says, "I am not a smoker and, as a matter of fact, contrary to reports, my room was never raided."
He has also taken the opportunity to hit back at promoters for the Fat As Butter festival in Newcastle, Australia after he was forced to axe his appearance on Saturday (22Oct11) at late notice due to "unforeseen circumstances".
Festival organisers claimed Flo Rida was at fault for the no-show, but the star has blasted the claims, insisting they failed to provide him with accommodation and even neglected to arrange for adequate transportation to the venue.
And he's angry that Fat As Butter bosses have aired out their alleged grievances with him in the press.
He adds, "I didn't run to the media to discuss a business issue with my tour because I didn't think that was the appropriate way to handle things. Now I'm forced to, because the things that are being said about me are not true."


Tags: Flo Rida


More Flo Rida

Mysterious Sia Reaches First Billboard No.1 With '1000 Forms of Fear'

After her phenomenal success with Chandelier, Sia’s career has taken off in a whole new way. This week, the singer/songwriter’s album 1000 Forms of Fear,...

Enrique Iglesias To Release New Single 'There Goes My Baby' Feat. Flo Rida In The Uk On May 26th 2014

Enrique Iglesias is set to release new single 'There Goes My Baby' featuring Flo Ridaon May 26th. This is the latest track from his recent...

Flo Rida's Manager Ejected From NBA Game For Trash Talking [Video]

Flo Rida's manager was ejected from the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers game on Monday night (June 3, 2013) for trash talking! Flo Rida was...

Ryan Seacrest Hard At Work On First Rockin' Eve Without Dick Clark

ABC’s NYE programming will feature a 2-hour tribute to the late Dick Clark, right before its annual Rockin’ New Year special, hosted by Ryan Seacrest."I'd...


Pictures: Justin Bieber, Ke$ha And A Who's Who Of 2012 Pop Play The Second Night Of KIIS FM's Jingle Ball

Justin Bieber performs on the second night of the KIIS Jingle Ball, but he was far from the only star of the eveningJustin Bieber was...

Video: Kate Bosworth Sings On New Topshop Christmas Campaign

Kate Bosworth has become the new face of Topshop with a glamorous video showing the star singing 'Winter Wonderland'.The 'Superman Returns' actress was chosen by...

Sneak Peek! New York Prepares For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Buzz Lightyear ready for take off in New York's Thanksgiving Day ParadeAround three million people are expected to line the streets of New York for...

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Flo Rida To Perform On 30ft Float

Flo Rida fans might want to snag a position with a decent vantage point for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on...



Flo Rida Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Flo Rida

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All