Tika Sumpter’s mom got ARRESTED over a $10 library book. No, we’re not making this ish up. Find out what happened and sip some luke warm tea Keri Hilson spilled about her relationship with Serge Ibaka inside…
Actress Tika Sumpter sounded off on Twitter yesterday after her mother was arrested and taken into custody in Johnston County, N.C. on Monday over a $10 late fee for a library book! Chile, whet?!
“Make sure you turn in your library books North Carolina!," the 36-year-old actress tweeted. “My mom was just arrested for having a late fee of 10 dollars on an overdue book!"
Apparently in North Carolina there is a law on the books that says you can be arrested for overdue books from the library. Who knew? In fact, North Carolina isn’t the only state with this type of law. Texas, Michigan and Wisconsin reportedly have similar laws.
“An overdue book should NEVER result in a warrant. This is a legal scam,” she continued.
Fans started tweeting the Southside With You actress in utter shock and disbelief. Oh and get THIS, her mother actually turned the book in a while back, but someone never put it in the system! UGH!
“Yup treated like a criminal for a late fee of 10 dollars for over due books from the library. Libraries now put out warrants. #Ncgov”
Luckily, her mom was released unharmed.
She tweeted,“She's out now. Every cop at the jail thought it was absolutely ridiculous. They couldn't even believe it. Smh #ncgov”
Peep her tweets:
So baffled by this.
On the magazine front...
We’ve been speculating for a while now that Keri Hilson and Serge Ibaka may have called it quits. But, they both have remained mum about the status of their relationship…until now.
The R&B singer-songwriter sat down with Rolling Out magazine to dish a bit on her personal life. While she doesn’t like sharing too many details about her private life, she did open up a bit about her failed relationship with the NBA baller.
She said dating an athlete was always on her NOT to-do list, but she decided to break her rule because she thought (at the time) he was different.
“I think I am an exception to the rule when people think of R&B ‘divas,’ she said. “I thought I found someone who’s also an exception. It wasn’t “enthralling” for me to date an athlete. It was on my list of “not to dos” — no rappers, no actors and no ball players. I broke my rule because I thought I found someone different … It wasn’t an attraction to the status and the money.”
The Almost Christmas star said she plans on being more private with her next relationship. She shared,
“Yes, with relationships. I am here to talk about music and do music. I am not here to talk about what happens behind closed doors. That has become such a huge part of our interviews and what society wants to know about you … beyond the music. It feels really invasive. I will make different decisions in future relationships. When you put things on Front Street, it opens the door for opinions. It opens the door for wolves to attack. I certainly have been placed in that position where things have been written about me as it pertains to relationships that are so far from the truth. To me, that’s a personal attack. You can talk about my music all day, but when it comes to making up things and a character attack, I don’t take them well. It makes me want to be completely mysterious. You can’t really stop it though. It’s the climate we’re in.”
We loved Keri and Serge together, especially their cutesy Instagram videos they use to post, but sometimes things just don’t work out.
You can read the rest of her interview where she talks about her new music, how she escapes, working with Gabrielle Union and more here. By the way, you can check out Keri on the big screen in Almost Christmas that's in theaters now.
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