- REUTERS/Gus Ruelas
Robin Thicke was arrested on suspicion of pot possession on Friday in New York City after he was allegedly spotted puffing on a joint inside a black SUV.
The 34-year-old R&B singer was arrested near Madison Square Park, but happily obliged when he was later asked for autographs by law enforcement, according to The New York Daily News.
"He was taking pictures with the cops. They were coming over to him and getting autographs," a source told The Daily News.
"He wasn't driving. He was sitting in the car. He was arrested and a small amount of marijuana was recovered on him," a police source said.
Thicke, the husband of renowned actress Paula Patton, was immediately taken into police custody where he was given a desk assignment ticket.
The ticket means that although the singer-songwriter was released, he will be charged at a future arraignment.
Thicke had just performed at the Nomad's Way gala, which is an elite event designed to benefit educational initiatives in Kazakhstan, the night before his arrest.
The award winning artist, who has a 22-month-old son, Julian Fuego, with Patton, released his fifth studio album Love After War in December.
Thicke, who is also the son of "Growing Pains" actor Alan Thicke, made his first debut as a singer in 2002 with his debut song "When I Get You Alone."
Along with singing, Thicke is also a successful songwriter who has worked with many Hollywood artists including Lil Wayne and Jennifer Hudson.
In 2004 and 2009, Thicke won three Grammy awards for his songwriting and production work on Jennifer Hudson's self-titled album Jennifer Hudson, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, and Usher's Confessions.
While some critics have condemned the actions of the arresting police officers- as it was found that some requested autographs- sources say that Thicke was not bothered by their actions, so an investigation is not likely.
Thicke has not yet publicly spoken about his recent arrest.