On July 26, 2012, Lil Wyte was falsely reported to be in custody for a DUI and possession after being spotted at the Montgomery County jail.
To clear up the rumors, the Memphis MC issued an official statement:
"I have been made aware there have been some mis-reported accusations made in the media and on social networks today regarding my appearance at the Montgomery County jail on July 26, 2012.
Admittedly, in 2009 I made a dumb decision to drive under the influence after a concert in Clarksville, Tennessee. At that time, I had some weed on me, and was arrested and taken to jail.
Since then, I have been on tour and so busy with my career and family the last few years, that I just recently had the time to take care of that particular situation. So yes, I was inside the Montgomery County jail on July 26, 2012, but it was only to get my affairs regarding the 2009 situation back in order.
Yes, I dodged the law, and the law is always going to win. I have truly learned my lesson, and just want to clear the air about what you thought you knew. Anyway, thanks for the promo. New Lil Wyte album #StillDoubted on iTunes an @ Best Buy for $8.99!