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Lauren Jauregui Apologizes to Brazilian Fans for Missing Fifth Harmony Concert

by Jennifer Drysdale 2:40 PM PST, December 15, 2016
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Lauren Jauregui is sorry for being a no-show. 

The 20-year-old singer took to Twitter on Thursday to apologize to fans for missing Fifth Harmony's Brazilian concert, but did not mention her recent citation for possession of marijuana.

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"My dear Brazilian harmonizers, I'm sorry I couldn't see you all. I didn't get on the plane on time and because of this I had to go to Atlanta," the message, written in Portuguese, reads in English. "I promise you I'm going to do everything for you because I love each of you with all my heart. I'm sorry."

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Jauregui was stopped by TSA at Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday while on her way to Brazil for Fifth Harmony's performance at Vevo Brasil's FunPopFun Festival by Fanta, after marijuana was discovered in her carry-on luggage.

Initial reports claimed that Jauregui was arrested and detained, however, Dina LaPolt, attorney for the singer and Fifth Harmony, told ET otherwise.

"Lauren Jauregui was not arrested and detained as reported, but simply given a citation for possession of marijuana and released on her own recognizance," she said.

"She will address the matter appropriately through the legal system," LaPolt added. "This will not interfere with any future scheduled performances or activities."

As soon as news broke of Jauregui's airport ordeal, the band's fans took to Twitter to show support for the Florida native, using the hashtag "#FreeLauren." Fifth Harmony members Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane and Normani Kordei haven't commented on Jauregui's citation, but the girl group is expected to perform at Power 96.1's Jingle Ball on Friday.

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