Lil Scrappy Released From Drug Rehab, To Begin Mentoring Teens
UPDATE #2: Lil Jon's former protege Lil Scrappy has kept his system clean of drugs for over 30 days, and now begins community service.
Lil Scrappy confirmed on Wednesday (May 29th) that he is headed to rehab.
After failing a court-ordered drug test a number of weeks ago, the Atlanta rapper addressed his hopes for the experience, and looking at the situation in a positive light.
"It is my hope that my time away from my family and especially my little girl, my daughter, will make me a better man," said Scrappy, according to WSBTV.com.
The rapper, who stars in "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," was arrested for felony gun and marijuana possession in 2008, and received a three-year probation. He failed the drug test in March, refusing to provide another sample.
Initial reports stated that the urine Scrappy provided was deemed "questionable" because it was "cold to the touch." Scrappy later turned himself in to the police.
UPDATE: Lil Scrappy voluntarily entered an Atlanta-area rehab facility May 30 and the rapper's lawyer says the artist will be there until at least June 16, the date of his next hearing, according to TMZ.com. Scrappy's routine while in rehab includes a 6:30 am wake-up, group therapy, one-on-one therapy, no cell phone or laptop usage and a 10 pm curfew. He reportedly will not be allowed to have visitors for the first two weeks of his stay, either.
Scrappy's attorney also said that the rapper will be assisted by a mentor while in rehab, according to RumorFix.com.
UPDATE #2: Over the past weekend, TMZ.com reports that Lil Scrappy was released from court-ordered drug rehabilitation, where he has lived since late May. Scrappy's lawyer Mawuli Mel Davis said, "Scrappy has had time to reflect, read, and write. He is now drug and alcohol free," after reporting that the former DTP/Def Jam Records artist was 30-days clean.
The report adds that Scrappy is going to begin mentoring teens next week.