Rapper Lil Twist was arrested in Calabasas, California, early Thursday morning (July 11) after police stopped him for speeding around 3:30 a.m.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department spokesperson Steve Whitmore, Justin Bieber’s frequent sidekick (born Christopher Lynn Moore) was stopped at 3:26 a.m. on the road leading into Bieber’s exclusive gated community when police spotted him driving between 60 and 70 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. construction zone and then running a red light. During the stop Whitmore said the officers smelled marijuana and arrested the Young Money MC on suspicion of DUI. Whitmore confirmed that Twist, 20, was driving the high-end electrical car registered in Bieber’s name.
He was booked for suspicion of DUI and Whitmore said he will be cited and released and ordered back to court on September 11. It was unknown at press time if Twist had been released from custody; a spokesperson for the rapper could not be reached for comment at press time.
The arrest came hours after Twist tweeted that he was going into radio silence for the time being. “Attn all media outlets …..” he wrote. “I’m done with all interviews for a good minute !!! My movement is only gonna get bigger !! If you have any questions …. From now on come ask me in front of my whole team on ustream.tv/liltwistv every Tuesdays & Thursdays!! Uhohh #Newrules.”
ATTN ALL Media outlets…… IM DONE WITH ALL INTERVIEWS FOR A GOOD MINUTE!!! MY MOVEMENT IS ONLY GONNA GET BIGGER!! IF U HAVE ANY…
— Lil Twist #TeamTwist (@LilTwist) July 11, 2013
Twist, who is part of the Young Money crew, has run into trouble several times while driving Bieber’s cars. In May, Twist was reportedly behind the wheel of Bieber’s $200,000 Ferrari when police stopped him for zooming around the singer’s exclusive gated community and let him off with a warning.
Twist was behind the wheel of the Fisker when he dinged it up outside a San Fernando Valley liquor store earlier this year (and again in March when it was pulled over for an unsafe lane change), as well as in January when a paparazzo was run over and killed while trying to shoot a picture of the Ferrari.
It’s been more than a year since Twist made news for anything besides his extracurricular adventures with Bieber, but he’s gearing up to get back in the music game with a new single featuring Biebs and Miley Cyrus called “Twerk.” The song is slated to appear on Twist’s upcoming album, Bad Decisions.