R&B singer Faith Evans was arrested at a Los Angeles checkpoint Aug. 21 for suspicion of drunk driving, the Associated Press reported.
The 35-year-old widow of slain rapper Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was temporarily held before being released on bail the following day. Her car was also impounded.
On Aug. 23, Evans used Twitter to thank fans for their well-wishes and assured them that her music video is still being produced, according to MTVnews.com.
“Hi Faithfuls…I am on the set of my new video for my single ‘Gone Already,’” the singer Tweeted. “I’m sure by now most of you heard that I was detained on suspicion of a DUI. “After completing a full day of wardrobe prep I was stopped at a random checkpoint. I’m fine and well, and thank you for your prayers, kind words and concerns. I can’t wait for you all to see my new video & look forward to hearing from you guys.”
This arrest was not the first for the Grammy Award-winning singer. Back in 2004, Evans and husband Todd Russaw were arrested in Georgia for possession of cocaine and marijuana. According to E! Online, the two agreed to spend 13 weeks in a drug-treatment program in return for a deal with the prosecutors.
Evans is reportedly in the midst of a comeback. Her new series “It’s all About Faith” is to premiere in October and her sixth album, Something About Faith is to tie in with the show’s air date. “Gone Already,” the first single of her new album was released in July and debuted at Number 79 on the R&B charts.
In 1998, the singer won a Grammy award for Best Rap performance for her song “I’ll Be Missing You” with rapper P. Diddy and R&B group 112. The single was dedicated to Notorious B.I.G., who was killed that year.