Hip-hop artist Scribe remanded in custody after bail breach

New Zealand rapper Scribe has been remanded in custody for the next month after breaching his bail.

Police arrested Scribe, 39, whose real name is Malo Ioane Luafutu, on the street, on his bicycle last week after breaching his 24-hour bail curfew, Court News reports. 

He was remanded in custody on Saturday for a hearing in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

He appeared via video link from prison, where he heard that his latest bail bid was rejected.

The court heard how Scribe was already on a final warning because of an earlier bail breach, when he travelled to Motueka to perform at a concert. 

Judge Tom Gilbert refused his bail and remanded him in custody until September 25, when he is expected to be sentenced for a methamphetamine possession charge, Court News reports. 

A case review hearing is set for September 27, where he will face a number domestic violence charges - including breaches of a protection order and assaults.

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