Jive Records has issued a statement explaining the arrest of superstar producer/R&B singer T-Pain.
T-Pain, born Faheem Najm, was stopped driving a Lamborghini Gallardo in June, but his license had been revoked for being a habitual traffic violator, officials reported.
Police issued an arrest warrant on June 15 charging the rapper with a non-moving traffic violation and driving with a suspended license.
“He is a habitual offender,” Tallahassee Police Department spokesperson Kathy McGhin said. “This is his third charge.”
T-Pain surrendered voluntarily yesterday morning (November 2).
“T-Pain was given a few traffic tickets several years ago for minor infractions [a speeding ticket, running a stop sign, failure to pay]” a representative for Jive told AllHipHop.com. “These were mistakes that Pain made as a young man that just received his driver’s license. He did not have the money nor the knowledge at the time to take care of them.”
Jive shot down reports that T-Pain was arrested and clarified that he voluntarily turned himself in and scheduled his surrender with a local attorney and law enforcement officials.
“There was no bail and he was released on his own recognizance within a few hours He will not miss any scheduled engagements.”
T-Pain is scheduled to play at Florida A&M Universitys (FAMU) homecoming tonight (November 3) at the Civic Center from 8-11 PM.
Other artists on the bill include Lil Wayne, Musiq Soulchild, Webbie, and Plies .