Scribe wants to join the war on meth in an upcoming documentary

News 14/12/2018

New Zealand rapper Scribe will take part in a documentary on the war against methamphetamine, despite facing sentencing for possessing the Class A drug.

Scribe, whose real name is Malo Ioane Luafutu, has been placed on six months' supervision after he admitted to breaching a protection order and wilful damage in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday.

He was earlier found to be guilty of possessing methamphetamine, and is set to be sentenced for that charge in April.

The rapper's defence counsel Elizabeth Bulger told Judge Tom Gilbert how his drug issues have been widely publicised. 

"He himself thinks there is something for him to contribute in the war against methamphetamine," Ms Bulger said. 

"He has resolved to take part in a documentary which will do just that."

The rapper has now been clean for four months, and hopes to kick-start his music career again.

Scribe also thanked Judge Gilbert, who put him in custody, for the change it's made in him.

Scribe found fame in the early 2000s. His debut single 'Stand Up' won Single of the Year at the 2004 New Zealand Music Awards.