Farrah Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct in South Carolina on July 20. The former member of Destiny’s Child was booked into Horry County Detention Center after reportedly partying on Saturday night with two NFL players.
The police told TMZ that Franklin flew to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers and Houston Texans outside linebacker Ricky Sapp. Things allegedly got out of hand at Sapp’s residence after a night out, and the two NFL players called police on Franklin, who fled the home.
According to TMZ, law enforcement found a “highly intoxicated” Franklin lying in a neighbor’s yard. The 33-year-old singer claimed she was planning to sleep in the woods. Franklin was eventually booked at 4:55 a.m. and released later Sunday at 12:16 p.m. with a fine of $280.
Franklin appeared alongside Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams while in the chart-topping R&B group Destiny’s Child. She appeared in the videos for “Say My Name” and “Jumpin’, Jumpin'” before being dismissed from the girl group in 2000.
For her part, Franklin doesn’t appear to be letting the arrest get her down. Following her release from the detention center, Farrah Instagrammed an inspirational quote from the Myrtle Beach International Airport, writing, “May the Lord turn all your sour moments into sweet lemonade.”
Embedded with a post that read “to be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood. Stay strong,” she added: “I’m good just hate the dumb media sometimes, but hey this is the job I signed up for. So I respect it #TurnDownForWhat #TeamFARRAH #GodsChild.”