Nick Carter dropped the “Do you know who I am?” to police officers as they placed him under arrest, but it seems like they didn’t care that he was a member of the Backstreet Boys as they hauled him off to jail. According to Radar Online, Jan. 14, 2016, the incident happened around 7 p.m. and police charged the two men with a misdemeanor battery and taken to the Monroe County jail.
Nick Carter and his friend wanted to drink at the Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida, but they arrived drunk and the staff working at the bar would not serve them alcohol. Their refusal infuriated Nick and his friend who was identified as Michael Rae Papayans and they became aggressive. The staff at the Hog’s Breath asked the two men to leave numerous times, but they stubbornly refused.
When the staff and bouncers finally managed to get them outside that is when things really started to heat up. Michael allegedly head-butted one employee, while Nick grabbed the bouncer and began choking him around the neck. In the police report, Nick and Michael were both described as “heavily intoxicated” and “slurring their words” and Michael had blood on his face, hands, and knees.
In the police videotape that Radar Online obtained, Nick is heard telling the officer, “Sir, my name is Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys, I’m a f***ing singer,” the boastful 35-year-old says on the tape, around the eight-minute mark. “All I’m asking is a second, and a chance, to rectify the situation and to talk to the owner or manager of this place and to say, I don’t want all this s**t.”
The police report listed the occupation of Mr. Papayans, 27, as a bartender while Nickolas Gene Carter, aka Nick Carter, 35, was identified as a singer. They did not add that he was one of the original members of the Backstreet Boys. It is not known whether the two men have legal counsel at this time
This is not the first time that Nick Carter had trouble with alcohol. In 2005, police arrested him for driving under the influence. He tried rehab for three months, but still he has trouble and admitted that he is “not perfect” in his memoir, “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It.” He confessed that he had his first drink when he was two years old and when he was growing up, his first home was over a bar owned and operated by his parents and grandmother.
Do you think this run-in with the law will snap some sense into the Backstreet singer, or will he continue to fall under the lure of alcohol? Post your thoughts on Nick Carter and his incident in the comments section.