Singer Aaron Carter slammed his star brother Nick Carter for his tweet regarding his DUI arrest and claimed the police “targeted” him due to fame.
Nick tweeted following the news of the July 15 incident: “To my brother: I love you no matter what and if you feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better. Family isn’t always easy, we’re all here for you.”
The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence as well as possession of marijuana. His girlfriend, Madison Parker, was riding passenger in the car and was also taken into custody for alleged marijuana-related offences.
Aaron was released the next day after posting bail for $4,610, reports eonline.com.
Aaron was not pleased with Nick’s comments and released the following statement on Twitter: “If my own blood truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin.”
Nick appeared to respond to the comments by retweeting a note from wife. It read: “Hey Aaron, have @itsmadisonp text me your new number since you changed it again!”
As part of the same statement, Aaron also thanked his fans for their prayers and support and spoke out regarding his side of the story, reports eonline.com.
“Aaron’s been traveling non-stop doing promotions on his latest hit single ‘Sooner or Later’ across the southeast when his automobile had a new tire put on it and it went out of alignment,” the statement read.
“Aaron drove the vehicle to the nearest Auto Zone in Cornelia, Georgia. After being at the store and requesting help to get his alignment fixed, he was arrested inside by several police officers with aggression. The police also revoked his rights to have an attorney.”
He continued: “Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing anxiety. He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted and an attorney will be retained in this matter.”
“The video from Auto Zone will prove that Aaron was not in a moving vehicle while arrested and charged with a DUI.”
Aaron was originally scheduled to perform with Flo Rida at Kansas City Live! in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 15. He also had an appearance scheduled in the same city on July 16.
“Aaron and girlfriend Madison are continuing their travels and deeply apologize for any inconvenience this legal matter may have caused his fans along the tour dates he has not been able to make,” the statement continued.
“Lost dates will be made up. His next stop will be in Alabama as scheduled Tuesday, July 18.”