Lit Singer Charged With Indecent Exposure

A. Jay Popoff allegedly dropped pants during band's show on university campus.

Rock band Lit's lead singer was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly exposing himself during a show at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, campus police said Friday (Nov. 12).

A. Jay Popoff, 26, was charged with indecent exposure and booked at the local jail, according to a representative at Mecklenburg County Jail.

"In the midst of some rock 'n' roll shenanigans, things may have gotten a little out of hand," Popoff told MTV News.

Popoff was released later Wednesday night after posting a $500 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 22, the representative, who would not give her name, said.

Lit, who are on tour with Garbage as part of MTV's Campus Invasion Tour, were playing their final song at the campus's Halton Arena when Popoff allegedly dropped his pants and ran around the stage, the Associated Press reported. A statement released by Lit's label, RCA, stated that the singer was wearing his boxer shorts.

"I apologize to anyone I may have offended," Popoff said. "I want to thank the police officers for being cool and letting me listen to Metallica on the way to the station. P.S. — shout-outs to my new homies in the Mecklenburg County Jail."

University of North Carolina–Charlotte police arrested Popoff after he got offstage, according to the AP.

Lit's latest album, A Place in the Sun, is certified platinum. It has spawned the modern-rock hits "My Own Worst Enemy" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Zip-Lock."

Previously, Lit members had streaked across the stage during a January show at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif.

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