Farrah Franklin, who was one of the original members of Destiny’s Child, was arrested outside of Atlanta this week.

Farrah Franklin Arrested

Franklin was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning in DeKalb County, Georgia, on public intoxication and marijuana possession charges, reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution. At the scene, Franklin was allegedly drunkenly arguing with a man outside of a gym. Police noted the scent of alcohol, as well as Franklin’s bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Franklin had allegedly told the officer, “These ni–as won’t leave me alone.” And, when asked how much she had been drinking, she had reportedly replied, “Not enough.”

Police also found what they believed to be marijuana in Franklin’s purse.


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Franklin got in with Destiny’s Child as an extra in the music video for 1999’s “Bills, Bills, Bills.” At the time, Destiny’s Child had been together since 1990 – when they were originally called Girl’s Tyme – and consisted of Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett and LaTravia Roberson. Following the “Bills, Bills, Bills” video, Franklin and Michelle Williams were brought in to replace Luckett and Roberson.

Five months after joining Destiny’s Child, Franklin was out of the group. Knowles explained the reason for Franklin’s quick exit from the group of MTV’s TRL in a chat with then-host Carson Daly.

“We have to say that Farrah was not kicked out of Destiny’s Child,” Beyonce said. “She actually did not show up for three major promotional events, one of which was ‘MTV All Access . . . We also had a five-day promotional tour in Australia, which was our first visit there and very important, and she didn’t come. So we all agreed that Farrah and Destiny’s Child should part ways, and we wish her the best in the future.”

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