Producer Memphitz Confirms Arrest, Releases Statement

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Producer Memphitz Confirms Arrest, Releases Statement

UPDATE: The Jive Records exec-turned-reality TV cast member is no longer in custody, acknowledges negligence.

Onetime Battery/Jive Records VP of A&R and music producer Memphitz (a/k/a Mickey Wright) has been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, according to TMZ.com. The hit-maker and executive reportedly had a pistol in his bag at Hatfield-Jackson International Airport.

While at Sony, Memphitz worked with artists including Huey, J-Kwon and T-Pain. He founded Hitz Committee, which has a roster including K. Michelle and The Pop Off Boyz' Mr. CG.

The husband of Lil Wayne's former romantic partner Toya Carter, Memphitz is prominently featured in the BET reality series, Toya: A Family Affair.

(August 22)

UPDATE: Today, spokespeople for Memphitz confirmed the arrest reports. He released a statement, including the following: "Although [Memphitz] does have a valid license to carry the weapon, he had no intention of transporting it on the plane. In his haste to make his flight, he neglected to remove the firearm from his luggage. He has since been released and is fully cooperating with the authorities. He hopes to resolve this matter quickly."

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