Flo Rida Disputes Reports of Hotel Room Raid

The Miami rapper clears up misunderstanding surrounding no-show at Australian concert.

Posted: 10/25/2011 12:01 PM EDT
Flo Rida Disputes Reports of Hotel Room Raid

After Miami rapper Flo Rida failed to appear as scheduled at the Fat As Butter festival in Australia last Friday (October 21), promoters for the event explained the incident by claiming Flo showed up three hours late to the event and wasn't "in a suitable condition to perform."

 

At the time, the hip hop star simply blamed the blown performance on "unforeseen circumstances," but now he's come forward to shed more light on the issue.

Speaking to AllHipHop.com, Flo said he was late to the show because of transportation issues, and clarifies another story that his room was raided by police.

Flo said he was not provided transportation to the venue by the concert organizers and was unable to get himself there on time despite multiple attempts to hail a taxi. In their official account of the incident, Fat As Butter has said it offered to compensate Flo Rida for his transport.

On the same night of the show, it was reported that Flo Rida's room was raided by police who caught wind of "the strong smell of burnt canabis," but Flo says it wasn't his room that was targeted, but that of an associate.

“I am not a smoker and as a matter of fact, contrary to reports my room was never raided,” he said.

Flo's personal assistant, Dakari Dalawn Phillips, was arrested in the raid after the cops found marijuana, a taser and other restricted items.

(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

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