The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster for American singer, Aaron Carter, and now things are even worse.
After hearing that he was given a license to carry around a gun, we were all very concerned. While I understand that the constitution allows one to carry a gun for self-defense purposes, it is completely absurd to hand a weapon over to someone with serious mental health issues, and we know that the background checks aren’t as accurate as they should be because Aaron “passed with flying colors.”
Then his own brother issued a restraining order against him because of his “violent threats.” And just days after unveiling a massive face tattoo of Rihanna, Carter got inked again.
Now, sadly, he’s been rushed to the hospital. Keep reading to hear what the star is going through.
Aaron was born in the late eighties and started his music career very early on and continues to make music to this day.
Remember The Backstreet Boys? Of course you do.
His brother is the one and only Nick Carter, if that helps.
Sorry to all the fans out there that thought they were getting a new album or something – this is nothing of the sort. It’s quite the opposite actually as the brothers have decided to call it quits.
The singer revealed that he got his hands on a license that permits him to own a gun, despite having some serious mental health problems. Keep scrolling for the full-length video showing him almost begging for a gun.
Thankfully, Carter didn’t have to live in the shadow of his more-famous brother to add some salt to the wound. His first self-titled album achieved gold status in many European countries including Spain and Germany.
Everything seemed to be going well for him. He was young, talented, and successful but with such a peachy-perfect demeanor, there had to be something else going on behind the scenes.
This might get a little complicated, but these stories involve Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, and their manager, Lou Peralman.
This news shocked fans globally.
Vanity Fair wrote a piece conveniently titled “Mad About Boys,” which outlined Lou’s obsession with boy bands and money.
It seems as if Pearlman’s “love” for boys stretched beyond just music and strayed into his sexuality. Many members of different boy bands that he had managed came forward, accusing him of sexual assault.
While the FBI was sneaking around his offices, they couldn’t get much out of the people working there.
Apparently, they had literally no idea what was going on or what Pearlman had done wrong.
But, with more victims, and even parents, coming forward with complaints, he was surely going to get caught out at any moment.
Apparently, the man had been committing fraud while also exploiting boys on the side. In what has been described as a “Ponzi scheme,” it became obvious from the incredible amount of evidence that Pearlman had been engaging in illegal fraudulent activity.
At one point, Justin Timberlake’s parents were furious with him, claiming that they “could kill him” for his poor treatment of NSYNC. So if he wasn’t paying his acts, what was he doing with all that money?
Pearlman borrowed enough to total up to 315 million dollars, and most of this money came from retired Florida natives. Many banks were also on the hunt for him because, apparently, he had borrowed over 100 million dollars from them, too!
The bands that he “rubbed elbows with” didn’t question the way that he was promising them such elaborate things. I mean, they were young and probably clueless, the perfect victims for someone like Pearlman.
He battled back with lawsuits, forged papers, and whatever else he could in order to keep his name polished. But, with the state on his ass and a bunch of angry, overworked men, after him, everything came crumbling down.
On the run, Lou became a wanted man. Many rumors circulated that he had run away to Spain or Isreal, but nothing was ever confirmed. He couldn’t afford to pay back every penny that he owed the state, the banks, and his acts.
The man died of a cardiac arrest but still continued to deny the allegations that were stacking up against him. He literally died with his lies.
He, being in constant contact with the likes of Pearlman, is said to be one of the victims of his weird obsession, though Carter continues to deny that anything inappropriate ever happened to him.
Over the course of his life, Aaron was in and out of rehab. His mental and physical health were both the subject of headlines to come. It seems as if the singer never really got over everything that had happened to him in his earlier years.
At one point, Aaron was arrested for a DUI. And shortly after that, he was spotted outside his home, barefoot and looking extremely worn out and pale. So it’s no wonder that people are concerned.
The singer expressed that he specifically needs the assault rifle to keep himself “safe.”
But his history would prove otherwise after police made several wellbeing checks to his home recently but dismissed the issues.
In the case of the multiple shootings that have recently occurred in the states, that’s where.
The El Paso shooter apparently had mental health problems. The shooter’s mother called the police before the shooting took place, expressing that she believed that her son should not be in possession of a gun.
And, apparently, he passed the background check with flying colors, too…
Aaron Carter decided to publicly end things with his brother after Nick issued a restraining order against him.
Nick released a public statement in which he expressed his feelings towards his brother. And apparently their sister also feels the same way.
“After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today.”
“In light of Aaron’s increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child, we were left with no choice but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family.”
“We love our brother and truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before any harm comes to himself or anyone else.”
With an assault rifle in his hands, it doesn’t seem like he plans on admitting himself into rehab any time soon.
And ironically, by tagging his brother’s account in the tweet, he has already violated the “no contact” clause in the order.
This is not going well for Aaron at all.
The rest of his family have also expressed that they are now concerned about Aaron’s “manic behaviour” and his obsession with his new gun collection has them worried that he might be capable of doing something extremely dangerous.
I mean, when he was on The Doctors he admitted he was under the influence of strong medication.
Apparently, the singer said he has been prescribed a whole bunch of different medications to treat multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, and acute anxiety.
But also described himself as “fine.” Things just aren’t making sense.
Amidst all of the family drama, Aaron unveiled a huge new tattoo of, what appears to be, the R&B legend, Rihanna.
And where was the tattoo?
The thirty-one-year-old revealed his new ink with an Instagram post which showed the entire right-hand side of his face covered in what seems to be a mural to Rihanna.
The distinctive design stretches from the top of Carter’s forehead all the way down the side of his cheek to his jawline.
Apparently, Carter was inspired by a shoot that Rihanna did with GQ wherein she posed as the Greek gorgon back in 2013.
On Instagram, Aaron uploaded a photo of the tattoo accompanied by a caption written entirely in capital letters.
The caption read: “IM THE BIGGEST THING IN MUSIC RIGHT NOW. I CANT BE DENIED. FACT CHECK ME. #unstoppable #LMG #SilenceBreaker”
So far, Aaron has uploaded three pictures to Instagram of the tattoo and all three have been inundated by cruel comments from trolls.
Hundreds of followers have been claiming that the tattoo is ridiculous and that it looks nothing like Rihanna.
Despite the trolls’ negativity, Carter’s story is full of supportive messages from fans.
One message calls Aaron an inspiration and an incredible talent.
Another tells him to ignore the haters.
According to Metro, Aaron live-streamed himself getting the inking and concerned fans called the cops claiming Aaron was having a medical emergency.
Police rushed to the scene, but eventually left after speaking with the singer.
And it looks like quite a detailed design, which is pretty risky given its location… although let’s be honest, he’s got Rihanna on his face so he probably doesn’t care.
Herchell Carrasco, told TMZ earlier this month he was caught off-guard when Carter asked for the face tattoo, as he believed he was just going to work on the singer’s torso.
According to Carrasco, Carter “wanted to keep going and I had to stop him.”
“‘I couldn’t cover his whole face in a tattoo.”
At the time of the face inking, Carter was deemed in a good place mentally to get tattooed.
“Before I tattoo anyone, I take into consideration their mental state,” Carrasco explained. “In Aaron’s case, I assessed the situation and I genuinely felt he was in a good place mentally to get tattooed.”
After all, he doesn’t seem to be able to stop himself.
After going through all of the above, we hope that Carter can get better and see himself back on the straight and narrow in the near future.
Good luck Carter.
Speaking to Yahoo! News, he claims the ink is a tribute to his mother, Jane. “This is the love of my life right here,” he said.
“Medusa is my protector. If you want to come at me with some negativity, my Medusa will stare you in the eye and turn you into stone,” he explained, going on to say he sees his mom as his Medusa.
Aaron also claimed in an Instagram live that he has a secret twelve-year-old son he’s never met.
He claims the child has been kept from him by the mother, who he names as Hayley Eisenhardt.
Internet sleuths tracked Hayley down – and it seems she doesn’t even have a twelve-year-old kid.
Just when you thought this story couldn’t get any stranger, we received sad news today via Instagram…
His mother, Jane Carter, posted the image to his account, tagging herself, and to her own with the slightly different caption, “Mommas gonna take care of me.”
We don’t know the cause of his hospitalization yet, but what we do know is that the images are geo-tagged Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, a medical center in Destin, Florida.
Aaron has been in Florida recently with his mother which we know from a recent Instagram Live video he posted. In it, the two were driving through Florida with multiple dogs in the car. In the video he mentioned how thin he’d gotten, saying that his mom plans on feeding him while he’s visiting her.
Our thoughts are with the Carter family in this difficult time.