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'Aleppo deserves this coverage', singer says after airport marijuana attention

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Lauren Jauregui was missing from Fifth Harmony's performance on December 14, 2016, after she was cited for possession of marijuana at Dulles Airport in Virginia the day before.

The police were reportedly notified and proceeded to arrest Jauregui in the terminal for the possession of drugs.

A lawyer for the singer has now explained that Lauren was not officially arrested, but was "simply given a citation for possession of marijuana and released on her own recognizance".

"This will not interfere with any future scheduled performances or activities", LaPold added.

Fifth Harmony formed in 2012 on the American version of The X Factor, which Simon Cowell appeared on as a judge.

An attorney for the singer told TMZ that his client wasn't arrested or detained, and that the incident won't affect any upcoming scheduled appearances.

But while some fans scolded Jauregui for her offence, which saw her unable to perform with her girls, other Fifth Harmony fans downplayed the drama on the social media site.

Lauren Jaurequi is back in harmony with disappointed fans after she missed her band's concert in Brazil last night. I did not get on the plane in time and so I had to go to Atlanta.

The singer promised to make it up to her fans and Brazil.

Jauregui took to Twitter on Thursday to share a post that included LaPolt's statement, along with a reference to the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo. "READ about the people who have been labeled terrorists.what they're enduring while we eat our daily bread".