Buccaneer Da'Quan Bowers calls cops on ex-Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin
No, No, No. It can’t be.
Farrah Franklin, formerly and ever so briefly of Destiny’s Child, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in Myrtle Beach early Sunday morning. Now the details are coming out, and guess who was there when she flipped out — why, a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, of course.
According to TMZ, the 33-year-old singer was hanging out with Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers and Houston Texans outside linebacker Ricky Sapp on Saturday, and the alcohol was a-flowin’ throughout.
When the trio decided to go back to Sapp’s place that night, it became apparent Franklin was pretty bombed. Sapp and Bowers say they think the singer was adding drugs into the mix, and Bowers claimed Franklin kept locking herself in the bathroom for long periods of time.
The NFL players called the cops after Franklin went nuts, screaming and slamming doors. When authorities arrived, the pair told them the singer had fled. Police eventually found her lying in a neighbor’s yard, where she appeared “highly intoxicated” and “unsteady on her feet.”
Franklin told police she had nowhere to go and planned on sleeping in the woods.
According to the Associated Press, the singer was booked into the Horry County jail just before 5 a.m. Sunday and was released several hours later after posting $280 bond.
Franklin and Michelle Williams joined Destiny’s Child to replace two original members in 2000. Franklin left the group five months later after repeatedly failing to show up for performances, and the remaining trio helped launch the solo careers of Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce.
Lesson learned: Stay in R&B group, kids!