Aaron Carter is firing back at allegations he's using illegal substances by taking a drug test on camera and posting the video, and results, on social media.
The 31-year-old singer repeatedly mentioned gossip site Radar Online during the footage; he was likely referring to a story the outlet posted Wednesday claiming that a “suspicious white line” of powder, as well as a nearby credit card were visible during one of Carter’s recent livestreaming sessions.
In videos shared on Instagram early Thursday, Carter can be seen collecting his urine for a test that he says will check for the presence of amphetamines, cocaine, meth, MDMA, opiates, PCP, and THC. In a second video, he shared the results: Every category except for THC had two lines underneath it, meaning those drugs were not detected.
“Negative means two lines, one means preliminary positive,” Carter said, holding up the test. “I only tested positive for THC. This is my nasty ass dehydrated f--king piss, so please shut the f--k up and stop what you're doing, and Radar Online, you have 24 hours to delete your post.”
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a chemical found in marijuana that causes the mind-altering effects the drug is known for, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
In the captions of his posts, Carter slammed Radar Online for Tuesday’s story regarding his alleged drug use.
“STOP WRITING LIES ABOUT ME AND START THROWING SOME F--CKING RESPECT ON MY NAME! @radaronline, your ‘shocking drug’ post about me was desperate and completely misleading to whatever readers you have left these days. proving you idiots wrong will NEVER get old to me. so shut the f--k up already with your bulls--t,” reads one post.
Alongside the results of his test, Carter again slammed false reporting, writing, “There’s a lot of truth about fake news and by attacking celebrities its terrible. I’m fighting back and that makes me stronger than most. Don’t ever question me again.”
Carter recently opened up about his history of drug abuse during an episode of “The Doctors,” where he also took a urine test. The show’s host, Dr. Travis Stork, informed him that he tested positive at that time for “marijuana, extended opiates, hydrocodone as an example, and benzodiazepine,” PEOPLE reports.
During that episode, the former child star also spoke about his prior huffing addition, which he said began when he was 16 but didn’t really pick up steam until he was 23, according to the outlet.
“I was huffing because I was really f--king stupid and sad but this is really no excuse,” he said. “I was huffing because I’m a drug addict.”
Carter has been a mainstay in the headlines in recent weeks. His brother, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, announced on social media last month that he and Aaron’s twin sister, Angel, were both driven to get restraining orders against their brother due to his “increasingly alarming behavior.”
Nick Carter alleged in court documents that his brother admitted to their sister that he’d had thoughts about killing babies, as well as thoughts about killing his brother’s wife, Lauren Kitt, who was pregnant with the couple’s second child at the time of the filing.
Carter repeatedly denied his brother’s claims, writing in one tweet, “I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family.”
Authorities paid a visit to Carter’s home last month to perform a wellness check, but ultimately did not place him under a psychiatric hold or confiscate his firearms. However, Carter told TMZ the following week that he’d surrendered or sold all of his firearms, and is focusing on his health, having “tapered off of Xanax.”
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