In 2012, White was arrested for on charges of vandalism and public intoxication. After the arrest he stated, “I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests,” White had pulled a fire alarm, forcing authorities to evacuate a hotel.
Police said White appeared, “extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol” when he attempted to flee the hotel in a cab. While making his exit, White got in an altercation with a bystander, fell and hit his head, resulting in a trip to the hospital.
For many this was unacceptable behaviour for a man who is a role model to a generation of kids. For others, it was actually a relief to the see the Golden Child letting his hair down and being slightly raucous.