Former Destiny’s Child member arrested for public intoxication

Farrah Franklin is reportedly still in custody at a Georgia police station

Former Destiny’s Child member Farrah Franklin was arrested for public intoxication yesterday (June 2).

The singer, 35, has since been booked for public intoxication and possession of a small quantity of marijuana. According to TMZ, bail has been set at $250 (£170) and she remains in custody at a police station in DeKalb, Georgia.

Franklin was reportedly spotted having an argument outside a local gym at around 3am. When officers asked her how much she had been drinking, she is said to have replied: “Not enough.”


Franklin joined Destiny’s Child alongside Michelle Williams in 1999 as replacements for departing members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. She appears in the group’s ‘Say My Name’ and ‘Jumpin’ Jumpin” music videos and sings on tracks including ‘Independent Women’ and ‘8 Days Of Christmas’.

She left the group after only six months. “We have to say that Farrah was not kicked out of Destiny’s Child,” Beyoncé later explained on TRL. “She actually did not show up for three major promotional events, one of which was MTV All Access. She walked out on [that], and the KUBE Summer Jam and another one in Seattle.”

Franklin has previously been arrested on two other occasions, both times for disorderly conduct.