Dex Lauper and Cyndi Lauper attend the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, VMAs, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, on 12 September 2021.

Fans Shocked After Cyndi Lauper's Son Busted Behind the Wheel of Stolen Luxury Car

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By Favour Adegoke on July 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT

Music legend Cyndi Lauper's son, Declyn Lauper, recently had a slight brush with the law. He was arrested early Thursday morning after the police allegedly found him behind the wheels of a stolen vehicle.

The 24-year-old rapper–who also goes by the name Dex– was immediately taken to custody and charged on the count of unauthorized vehicle use.

However, he was released with a desk appearance ticket to return to the court at a later future date.

Read on to learn more about Declyn's arrest and fans' reactions.

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Cyndi Lauper's Son, Declyn Arrested In A Stolen Vehicle

2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE. 12 Sep 2021 Pictured: Declyn Lauper Thornton, Cyndi Lauper.

The rapper– who also doubles as the only son of Cyndi and her actor husband, David Thornton– was arrested around 1:40 am when the police noticed a 2014 Mercedes Benz C350 illegally parked at the corner of West 140th Street and Broadway.

Upon a quick computer check, the police realized the car was stolen. They ran the license plates on the car, and records showed that it belonged to another vehicle. When the VIN was checked, it also came up as having been stolen two years ago.

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Declyn has over two million followers on his Instagram and has been active on social media since the incident. He even addressed the arrest on social media, posting a music video singing about it.

"Say what you want about me, but keep my mother's name out [of] your mouth," he wrote in his Instagram Story. "I couldn't have asked God for a better mother."

Declyn took a jab at TMZ, which was the first news outlet to report the news. "No time for TMZ. I just want some Privacy. I just want some time for Me!"

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He Was Attending A Memorial When The Incident Happened

According to the NYP, Declyn was attending a memorial service for Ethan Reyes, a 14-year-old up-and-coming rapper who was stabbed on the subway.

Reyes was stabbed to death in a brawl with another teenager at the 137th Street/City College subway station. While it was unclear what the misunderstanding was, Reyes performed under the name "Notti Osama."

Representatives for Declyn or his mother have not responded to People's request for comment.

While they've largely stayed out of the public eye, the family appeared together in the 2013 "Cyndi Lauper: So Unusual" series, which ran for only one series on We TV.

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Fans Wonder Why Cyndi Lauper Couldn’t Get Him His Own Car

62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, United States. 26 Jan 2020 Pictured: Cyndi Lauper.

After news of the arrest broke, fans were perplexed at the stolen car allegations, wondering why Cyndi couldn't get her son his own car so he wouldn't need to steal someone else's.

A fan wrote, "I can’t imagine why he’d be in a stolen car. Can’t his mother provide him with a Mercedes?.."

Cyndi Lauper's son Declan caught in a stolen car
Instagram/Cyndi Lauper
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In a 2008 interview with The Guardian, Cyndi opened up about the impact of fame on her son, adding that he often felt the pressure of being her son. She shared that Declyn was just two years old when he realized his mom was a pop icon.

"Someone came up to me in the street and kept talking and talking. Declyn said afterwards, 'Who are you?' And I said, 'I'm a mommy.' And he said, 'No, you're not — you're Cyndi Lauper!'" Cyndi recalled at the time.

The "True Colors" artist also expressed the worry of her fame taking a toll on her son.

"It's hard for him," she explained. "People look at him, and he feels the pressure of being my son."

Cyndi Didn't Give Her Son Advice About The Music Business

CYNDI LAUPER performs at the Global Citizen Festival 2021,.Central Park, NYC.September 25, 2021. 25 Sep 2021

At age 18, Declyn started his music journey and released his first song, "Wavy." The song accrued a lot of success, and, as a result, he made a name for himself in the world of hip-hop.

However, his mom shared with The New York Post that she didn't advise her son when he was about to foray into the music industry.

"When you're a teenager, you're not looking for advice from your parents – you want to do your own thing," the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" artist shared.

"It's hard for any kid, especially with famous parents. So I never talk about anything I ever did in my career. You don't want to live in anyone's shadow – you need to make your own shadow."

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