Former Blaque member Natina Reed, 29, was arrested in DeKalb County on April 13 and charged with violating the open container laws and disorderly conduct. She was released the next day (April 14) on a $420 bond which she paid in cash.
But there is a bigger story here: it's a story about how low gossip blogs are willing to sink to drive traffic to their pages.
A gossip blog, which shall remain nameless, decided to use this former celebrity's unfortunate situation to gain a few hits by doctoring the original arrest report to show that Reed had been arrested for drug possession and prostitution.
When Reed's former band member Brandy Harris was reached for a comment, she expressed surprise at the fake charges.
Harris said she was "shocked" to hear that a blog Photoshopped Reed's police report to include charges that were not on the original arrest report. She said her thoughts and Prayers go out to Natina because "now [the false charges are] out there on the Internet."
Is this how low blogs are willing to sink for a few blog hits?
There's another gossip blog that notoriously and routinely twists the facts to mislead their readers. But I doubt even that blog would stoop this low.
Obviously Reed has deep, personal issues that stems from her substance abuse in the past. But to say she was arrested for cocaine possession and prostitution when clearly she wasn't, is appalling -- even for a gossip blog.
Reed, who has a son with rapper Kurupt, is also the cousin of former TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
The group Blaque when they were at their peak. That's Natina Reed in the center, Shamari Fears on the right and Brandy Harris on the far left.