Aaron Carter has released a statement to address his DUI arrest in Habersham County, Georgia, on Saturday (15 July) night, and shared some harsh words for his older brother, Nick Carter.
Aaron was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence as well as possession of marijuana. His girlfriend, Madison Parker, was riding in the car and was also taken into custody for alleged marijuana-related offences. Aaron was released on Sunday afternoon after posting bail for $4,610 (£3520).
Following Aaron's arrest, his brother Nick Carter reached out to him via Twitter. He wrote, "To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better. Family isn't always easy, [but] we're all here for you."
However, Aaron did not appreciate his brother's public tweet about his arrest. "If my own blood (Nick) 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," the performer said in a statement.
In the long statement released, he shared his side of the story and thanked fans for standing by him. It reads, "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."
"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.
Revealing that his celebrity status was targeted, the singer wrote, "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."