The Zac Brown Band; a bunch of hit singles, successful tours around the country, love from country music fans and frat houses all across this nation, and of course the ability to show up to awards shows wearing whatever they thought to throw on that morning. They’re not U2 or anything, but the band has a nice level of fame where they can go into any bar south of the Mason Dixon Line and get all their drinks for free. Apparently that fame also provides you with the opportunity to have cops sweep any accidental kerfuffles with the law under the rug on your behalf.
Last week, Zac Brown was partying in Miami at the Four Seasons when cops showed up to bust some other people in the room for drug possession. According to a report from Mediaite, the cops were made aware of a suspicious vehicle parked nearby and when they showed up – suprise! – there was a ton of cocaine inside. The person in the car then directed to the cops to the hotel room where his buddies were partying it up with strippers and, as we now know, Brown as well. Brown politely asked the cops not to include his name in the arrest report since he wasn’t directly involved, as you do, and they obliged because even in Miami country music still has pull it seems.
Unfortunately for Zac, it generally goes that anything you purposefully try to keep hidden is all the more likely to be found out at one point or another. TMZ unearthed the musician’s presence in the hotel room, and now Zac is apologizing to his fans for even putting himself in that position in the first place. In a statement via US Weekly, Brown is apologetic and sincere about the incident, even remembering an evergreen life lesson his dad once told him.
“My dad always said nothing good ever happens when you stay out late. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way last week, being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“I did not know these people and had no idea that there were drugs in their possession. I cooperated fully with the authorities and am not part of any ongoing police investigation. Everyone is responsible for their actions, and I regret using poor judgment and putting myself in that position.”
He really hits the nail on the head with the poor judgement line, seeing as nothing good was ever going to happen when partying with strippers at a Palm Beach hotel late at night. You don’t even need your parents to tell you that’s going to end poorly for all involved. It’s the worst idea someone’s had since a fan decided to rush the stage and dealt with the full force of JJ Watt. For his part, Brown remains committed to his music and making fans happy. At least, as committed as you can be when you have to carve time out of your day to plan another strippers-and-coke extravaganza. Cops not on the guest list next time.