Things appear to be going from bad to worse for pop group Girlicious. Never quite fulfilling their potential due to line-up changes (member Tiffianie has left the group) and label drama, the trio now faces a new dilemma, as prominent member Natalie Mejia was arrested after police found her with 12 bags of cocaine. The singer is currently being held on $30,000 bail.
If you haven’t heard of them, it’s because they haven’t achieved much success here in the U.S. The group was originally formed by Robin Antin, creator of the Pussycat Dolls, from the CW reality TV show “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.” Their self-titled debut album was released in Canada in mid 2008, reaching number 2 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
And if you have heard of them, it’s probably because Chris Brown was rumored to be dating Natalie.
Mejia and Peter Asencio, 28, of Burbank were taken into custody after a police noticed a 1998 Ford Mustang driving at a high rate of speed, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
The officer stopped the car at Victory Boulevard and Winchester Avenue, just before it went onto the Ventura (134) Freeway, he said.
Mejia, who was a passenger in the car, was apparently heading to an airport for a concert in Canada, Lorenz said.
Police searched the Mustang after discovering Asencio’s driver’s license was suspended, Lorenz said.
During the search, police allegedly found multiple individual baggies of cocaine in Mejia’s Gucci purse.