Photos of DJ Whoo Kid being arrested outside G-Unit Records offices in Manhattan surfaced Thursday (January 31), but initially, details were unknown.
However, after being released sometime Friday (February 1), the longtime G-Unit affiliate revealed that he was taken into custody for a suspended driver's license and numerous overdue traffic tickets.
Some believed the photos were staged, but Whoo Kid has since confirmed that they were real.
"I went to the G-Unit offices to have a meeting for some VH1 sh**," the DJ told HipHopWired.com. "When I was leaving the meeting, I was on my way to interview A$AP Ferg [at Shade 45]. I had to go up 40th St and I'm getting the phone calls to make sure I'm getting to Shade. I looked at my phone to see who was calling me and a cop thought I was texting. So, he pulled me over. It's the 31st [of January], so it's their quota. Once they saw I had nine suspensions, I had my boy from the office come take my car and that's when [the police] took me."
Whoo Kid was behind bars for 19 hours, and missed his scheduled interview with A$AP Ferg and an appearance on BET's "106 & Park."
Despite the inconvenience, he laughed it off. "19 hours of life gone. Jail sucks. I'm out. Smh. Had 9 suspensions on my license #streetcred," he tweeted (@DJWhooKid).