Trey Songz arrested after onstage meltdown and punching police officer – VIDEO
American singer-songwriter was arrested on Wednesday in Detroit after he had a meltdown during a performance and punched a police officer while being escorted off the stage.
The 32 year old singer got agitated after was told to leave the stage because his time was up.
When the singer refused to move and continued with his show, his mic was turned off. This agitated him and he started destroying property and pulling down parts of the backdrop.
Officers from the Gang Intelligence Unit, who were detailed to the show, came on stage trying to calm the situation, but the artiste allegedly kept throwing objects, one of which hit someone in the head.
When a Police Department sergeant approached Songz to arrest him, Songz allegedly punched him, causing a concussion, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
The singer was arrested and taken to Detroit Detention Center and charged with one count of assaulting a police officer causing injury and one count of aggravated assault.
He was later arraigned before a magistrate and given a bond of Sh2.5 million ($25,000), court records show.
Detroit police said a sergeant who attempted to remove Songz from the stage was hit in the head with a thrown object and treated at the hospital for a concussion.
A video clip shot by a fan shows the musician throwing microphones and speakers on the stage.
Trey Songz ignited debate during his visit in Kenya when he took a matatu to work during his stay in Kenya while recoding for the Coke Studio show.
The Slow Motion hit maker made news again after he took a stroll in the CBD wearing a Harambee stars national football jersey and posed for a photo at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi lane with the jersey printed “KENYA” across his chest which made him a trending topic of the day.