Aaron Carter was my first man crush. I’m talking like kindergarten. I liked Aaron Carter before I liked girls. “Aaron’s House Party”, “I Like Candy”, and “How I Beat Shaq” made me the young man that I am today. I went through a boy band stage when I was younger, and Aaron started it. Sadly, as we both grew, I became distant from Aaron throughout the years. We’ve both been busy. I’ve been in the midst of the next dot com boom, and he’s been doing heroin.
Lately, Aaron has emerged back in the spotlight, and he’s back and better than ever. Most prominently, for catching a DUI case, and blaming it on 9/11. Typical popstar problem. Here’s the full story below:
Aaron Carter broke down in tears while defending himself after being arrested for driving under the influence and drug possession.
The 29-year-old singer told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday that a motorcyclist reported seeing him “swerving all over the road,” which he blamed on his car being out of alignment. TMZ audio from a 911 call says Carter drove past a parked cop while drifting from the median to a guardrail.
Carter insists police never witnessed him driving “erratically,” and says he can’t be charged with DUI because they approached him while he was inside an AutoZone in Georgia.
“[They] forcefully grabbed me out,” he claims. “[I] stepped outside. I say, ‘I invoke the right to speak to my attorney,’ and they disregarded that, they revoked that immediately. They said, ‘Is there anything illegal in the car?’ I said, ‘I have marijuana in the car.'”
Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, said he last smoked medical marijuana nine hours earlier to treat anxiety, chronic pain and help with his appetite. Carter added that he was driving because he hasn’t been comfortable flying since witnessing the terrorist attacks in New York on 9/11.
“I opened for Michael Jackson Sept. 9 and 10 in 2001 — we all left the morning of Sept. 11 and watched the Trade Centers get hit across the Hudson River, and I saw it with my own eyes and I saw people jumping out of the buildings and burned,” Carter told ET.
A lot to break down. First, huge red flag pulling into an AutoZone during a DUI. It doesn’t really help your case. “Your honor, I swear I was not drinking.” “Aaron, you pulled into an AutoZone at 3 in the morning.” Tough to argue your way out of that one. There are levels to drunk driving. Like there’s the drunk driving where you drive to Taco Bell, which is bad, then there’s the drunk driving where you drive to AutoZone. Not many people get to that level, and if they do, they rarely live to tell the tale.
Also not a good idea to unprovokingly yell that you have the right to an attorney the second you get pulled over. “I have the right to an attorney”- No one innocent, ever. He said the reason that he was driving was because he’s been scared of flying ever since he witnessed 9/11. You know who else witnessed 9/11? Literally everyone who was alive at the time. I think the media did a pretty good job covering it. Like there’s no one who was alive during 9/11 who missed it. Nobody’s like “oh yea I was busy that day”.
Lastly, a bit of a red flag with how casually he mentioned he opened for Michael Jackson in 2001. Aaron Carter was born in 1987, which would have made him 13-14 at the time, depending on the month. Are you sure it was the terrorist attack that scarred you, Aaron?
The article then moves a bit away from the DUI situation, but is just as good:
Last month, he checked himself into a Syracuse hospital after fans allegedly “bullied” and “body-shamed” him at a HOT 107.9 concert in Liverpool.
Getting bullied and body-shamed into rehab at the age of 29 is an all time move. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when he checked in. Like the place is full of addicts and shit, and then Aaron Carter walks in because people were mean to him. Sticks and stones, Aaron. Sticks and stones.