Aaron Carter is going through it right now.
Just five weeks after the death of his father, the 29-year-old and his girlfriend Madison Parker were arrested in Habersham County, Georgia where the singer was charged with a DUI, possession of less than one ounce of weed, and possession of drug-related objects.
“I was profiled. Because I was driving a white Suburban and I have tattoos.”
When asked what he thinks of when he sees his mugshot from Saturday night, the I Want Candy singer admitted:
“A broken man. Broken. Heartbroken. Four days of no sleep. Guarding my girlfriend [Madison Parker] outside of a car, making sure she was safe. Driving all over the United States of America. Trying to get to my radio shows. Doing the best that I can. Trying to show up, so people don’t give up on me again.”
It’s interesting to note here that the celeb noted 9/11 as reason for why he chooses to drive instead of fly while on tour:
“I opened for Michael Jackson Sept. 9 and 10 in 2001 — we all left the morning of Sept. 11 and watched the Trade Centers get hit across the Hudson River, and I saw it with my own eyes and I saw people jumping out of the buildings and burned.”
“Nick made no efforts to call me, and he knows how to reach me … How about all of the other options that he had? How about calling me in jail? I don’t need Nick’s help. I don’t need that. I don’t need help. What I need is for people to understand that I’m human and I make mistakes just like every other human in this world.”
And it seems like it might be too late to say sorry, as Aaron expressed doubt the two could ever reconcile:
“I think there’s too much animosity.There’s too much conflict of interest.”
But he’s keeping an open mind. Asked what he would say to his brother if he could speak with him directly, Aaron responded:
“I will always love you. And I will always have forgiveness in my heart for you. And before you read tabloids and you make assumptions, you should reach out to me.”
The troubled star’s GF, Madison, joined the interview later to add her two cents on Aaron’s family situation, specifically his relationship with his twin sister, Angel, and bro Nick:
“They think that he’s rotting and that he needs an intervention and he needs help and he’s gonna die soon and all these horrible things that are not true. They [don’t] care to call or even check into see how he’s doing. They could call and say, ‘Hey, we’re worried about you. We love you. Can we see each other? Do you want to go grab lunch?’ Simple things.”
What a mess.
Watch the emotional interview (below)!