Garrett "K-Luv The Pimp" Craven, 39,
was arrested Wednesday morning in Stockton, California on felony pimping and
Authorities claim that Craven was associated
with a prostitution ring that required the women to sign contracts and rewarded
the top sellers with trophies.
"We looked at it as maybe a motivational
technique," said Stockton police Sgt. Ken Praegitzer. Praegitzer called
the ring one of the most organized and far reaching he has ever seen.
As K-Luv The Pimp, he released his debut album
in 2001, Masters Of The Game, which featured Too $hort, Richie Rich, B-Legit,
Pooh Man and others.
"This is my image for my rapping,"
Craven told the Stockton Record. "I don’t believe anybody should sell their
bodies for money."
Craven said that the police targeted him because
of the image he portrays.
Police allege that Craven ran an illegal adult
escort service that engaged in prostitution in Stockton, Sacremento, Santa Clara,
Lodi and Oakland.
Craven remains behind bars in lieu of $530,000
bail at San Joaquin County Jail.