Funk legend George
Clinton was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida after police allegedly witnessed
him drop a crack pipe while sitting in a gas station parking lot.
Police said they
noticed a man sitting in the passenger seat of a car around 2 a.m. Saturday
the officer approached the car, the 63-year-old Clinton allegedly tried to hide
the pipe by dropping it.
When asked by the
officer if he was concealing any dangerous items, police claim Clinton allegedly
responded "I’ve got a little cocaine.”
Clinton was arrested
and charged with drug possession and was bonded out of jail shortly after the
his career as a member of The Parliments, which later became Parliament and
Funkadelic and then P-Funk.
has largely influenced hip-hop music. A publishing company that owns the majority
of Clinton’s work sued over 800 record labels in 2001 for using the Funkster’s
music without permission.