Backstreet Boy Nick Carter said he was simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when he was arrested at a Tampa, Fla., nightclub.
“I ain’t a bad person. I’ve never been in trouble my whole life,” said Carter, at 21, the youngest of the five-member pop group. “I was basically in tears almost.”
In a phone interview with MTV News during the “Total Request Live” video countdown show, Carter said Tuesday that he was arrested after a fight at the club that got blown out of proportion, which he said he wasn’t involved in.
Officers said in an arrest affidavit that Carter was arguing with a woman at the Pop City nightclub on Jan. 2, and when they asked him to leave, he continued arguing. He was arrested on a misdemeanor count of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence.
“I can’t get too into it, but basically I can tell you I did not do anything wrong and I know that for a fact,” Carter said.
“If I disrespected a cop in any way, I, you know, apologize.”
“TRL” host Carson Daly congratulated him on the arrest.
“You’re in the Backstreet Boys. This inevitably will be a great thing for your career,” Daly said. “I’ve been busted in strip clubs. We’re men. That’s what we do.”