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Zach Bryan Issues Apology Following Arrest in Oklahoma

September 8, 2023 11:05 am GMT
Last Edited December 19, 2023 7:42 pm GMT

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Zach Bryan has taken to social media to apologise for his actions, after news broke that the ‘Something in the Orange’ hitmaker had been arrested in Vinita, Oklahoma last night (Thursday, September 7).

As Zach explained in a heartfelt video posted to Twitter, he only ended up spending roughly an hour and a half in Craig County Jail in his home-state, before being released.

The incident arose when Zach Bryan's security guard, who was tailing him at the time, was pulled over by the police. After circling the block, Zach parked by his security guard's car, before getting out of the vehicle around fifteen minutes later for a cigarette.

Doing so prompted the police officer to ask him to return to his car, at which point Zach admits he started getting “lippy” and that he “didn't help my situation at all, I felt like a child”.

The recent Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper went on to emphasise, “It was ridiculous, it was immature, and I just pray everyone knows I don't think I'm above the law. I was just being disrespectful and I shouldn't have been, it was my mistake”.

In the social media video, Zach Bryan revealed how the situation grew more intense and he became increasingly angry, with the singer-songwriter then being placed in the police car. After being let out, Zach continued to “mouth off” to the officer, at which point he was put back in the car and taken to Oklahoma's Craig County Jail.

When he arrived at jail, he'd had time to cool off, and Zach Bryan described the people that worked there as being “super kind”. The prolific artist and the police officer eventually shook hands, once he'd spent a relatively short stint in the jail cell.

Zach concluded the Twitter video by stressing, “I ended up apologising online because I realised my actions didn't reflect who I was as a person”, before outlining that he still has to deal with the legal repercussions when he returns home.

Once again, he expressed his regret for how he acted, “I was just an idiot, and I'll take the fall for it. I'm a grown man, and I shouldn't have behaved like that and it won't happen again”.

Earlier in the month, Zach Bryan earned his first ever Billboard 200 No. 1 with his newly released self-titled album. More recently, one of the most hotly anticipated tracks from the widely acclaimed project, the Kacey Musgraves-assisted ‘I Remember Everything’, took the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the first time Zach has reached the pinnacle of the prestigious all-genre chart.

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