Update: Krayzie Bone Charged With DUI and Released From Jail
At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning, in Los Angeles, Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony was arrested while driving intoxicated. The police detected Krayzie Bone, assumed he was under the influence of alcohol and gave him a sobriety test, which he failed. When tested on the breathalyzer, the rapper apparently blew over .10, exceeding California’s legal limit of .08.
Police arrested Krayzie Bone for suspicion of DUI and retained the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper at a nearby jail facility. He was reportedly cooperative throughout police procedures and was released from police custody a short time later.
“I was just riding home late and got into a little trouble with the law,” Krayzie told TMZ. “It is what it is. It happens sometimes. I’m cool now. I’m going home. First time it has ever happened to me. So lesson learned.”
The acclaimed rapper who was best known for his work with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, left the group in 2011, due to internal conflicts. As a solo act he has released eight albums, and most notably he was featured on Chamillionaire’s highly successful single, “Ridin’,” which critiqued the police authorities for stereotyping African Americans driving a vehicle with drugs or other types of contraband.
In 2010, along with Wish Bone, Krayzie Bone founded ThugLine Records, uniting a collective of Cleveland-based rap and R&B acts. Since its inception, the label has changed its name to The Life Entertainment, as a means of gaining a broader reach. It also launched an apparel line called The Life Apparel.
Most recently, he released a remix version of “Cashin’ Out,” displaying his signature rapid-fire flow. —XXL Staff (@XXL)