Farrah Franklin, former Destiny's Child member, staying 'prayed up' after arrest

Arrested Sunday after being found in a stranger's front yard.

Published 23 July 2014  |  
Horry County Detention Center
Farrah Franklin

Former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin was arrested Sunday in South Carolina for disorderly conduct, and says that she is not bothered by the social media users making jokes at her expense.

Franklin was arrested after Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers called 911 and reported that she was "hysterical and drugged." She was found in a stranger's yard.

Bowers flew Franklin to Myrtle Beach for the weekend, where they also partied with Houston Texans linebacker Ricky Sapp, the Daily Mail reported.

The trio ended up at Sapp's house early Sunday morning, when Bowers called police and reported that Franklin was belligerent and possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

"I have a female who is causing some disturbances at my house," he told the 911 dispatcher. "She won't leave."

"Who is she?" the dispatcher asked.

"Uh... Farrah Franklin," Bowers answered.

In the background, a woman can be heard screaming, "Oh my God! Are you serious!" after Bowers says Franklin's name.

Bowers went on to tell the dispatcher that he is at his cousin's house, and Franklin was being "disobedient," and slamming doors. While he is on the phone, Franklin leaves the home and begins walking through Sapp's neighborhood.

"I don't know if she had too many drinks, and I think she's on drugs. She just wasn't herself," Bowers told the dispatcher.

The singer was found in Sapp's neighbor's yard, and allegedly told police that she wanted to sleep in the woods because she had nowhere else to go.

Franklin, 33, was booked in the Horry County Detention Center and released Sunday on bond.

She was also arrested in 2011 for disorderly conduct.

Twitter followers sent her messages of support this week, some of which Franklin retweeted.

"Be strong," one person wrote. "That was messed up. He invites you then kicks u out. Not a friend."

Franklin added, "Lol, boys not men! Smh. Lesson learned."

She also said that she is not going to let the situation get her down.

"Unbothered and staying prayed up and, away from any negativity," she wrote on Instagram, adding the hashtags "#StillStanding" and "#GodsChild."

"Don't judge what you don't know," she continued. "The sad thing is people LIVE for drama but run from the truth, Smh. There's always 3 sides to a story your side, my side and the TRUTH! But the truth is normally not as interesting as a lie, lol.

"Thank you to EVERYONE who has reached out to send me love and Blessings during this messy time in my life it's greatly appreciated. #TheNerveOfSomePeople #AllICanDoIDLaugh #OnlyGODCanJudgeMe #MyLife #Instagram."

Franklin was in the Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop group Destiny's Child for five months in 2000. She is currently working on a solo EP.

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