Scribe is wanted by police for failing to appear in court and drug offences

trending 16/08/2017

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The public is being asked for help in finding Scribe, who is wanted by police for drugs charges and failing to appear in court.

The 'Not Many' rapper should not be approached, warn police, and has "several" warrants for his arrest outstanding.

Canterbury Police posted this message to their Facebook page earlier this morning - which has since been removed.

Scribe has long suffered from drug addiction problems, but declared himself clean in 2011 after selling his many music awards to fund his habits.

The 38-year-old, real name Malo Ioane Luafutu, posted an emotional message online in March of this year saying he was about to spend another three months in rehab.

"Addiction is a symptom not a choice for me due to dysfunction and abuse both physically and mentally since I was born," said Scribe.

"I'm now embarking on the greatest and most hardest crusade ever."

Scribe found fame in the early 2000s, his debut single 'Stand Up' winning Single of the Year at the 2004 New Zealand Music Awards. In its flipside, 'Not Many', the rapper coined the catchphrase "not many, if any".