Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Photo: Lil Scrappy Is Off the Market!

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Lil Scrappy was arrested in the ATL on August 27 for getting in a fight after a man named Kenny Rogers (no, not that Kenny Rogers) reportedly insulted his girlfriend, according to TMZ.

The reality star claims he acted in self-defense after Kenny trash-talked his lady. “He was calling my girlfriend names and then put his hands on me ... so I had to lay them paws on him,” Scraps tells the site.

An off-duty police officer was able to break up the fight before any serious damage was done, and additional law enforcement officials got to the scene — a gas station, natch — around 2:30 a.m. ET.

Once in custody Scrappy was reportedly on his best behavior, but he still maintains that Kenny instigated the brawl. Both men were arrested for disorderly conduct, and Scrappy was released after only a brief period behind bars.

According to Scrappy’s lawyer, there is video footage of the incident, which proves that the rapper acted in self-defense. We don’t know which lucky lady Scrappy was with at the time of the argument, but former girlfriend Bambi is said to have already moved on.

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Source: TMZ