Singer Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

R&B singer Trey Songz was arrested Sunday when he got into a fight with police officers after not following rules aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus at the AFC Championship game in Kansas City, investigators said.

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Jackson County prosecutors said Songz, 36, whose real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was released from jail Monday, NBC News reported. Charges have not yet been filed.

Authorities have not indicated if a video which shows a man assaulting an officer is related to Songz’s arrested. Investigators have not commented on the arrest. Songz’s attorney and representative have not commented.

In a statement with the video, police said fans complained about a man who was not following the stadium code of conduct or state health department rules. He then refused to leave when asked by private security guards at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City Police and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were called and the man was told he would be arrested for trespassing if he did not leave, NBC News reported. He then punched one officer and put another in a headlock. At that point, he was then taken into custody without further incident.

The statement did not identify the man as Songz or indicate which rules were broken.

Songz, a three-time Grammy-nominated singer, is known for songs “Say Ahh” and “Bottoms Up.”

In October, he said he tested positive for the coronavirus. He said at the time he was taking the virus seriously and others should too. In December, he held an indoor performance in Ohio where hundreds of attendees appeared to be maskless. The venue was later cited, NBC News reported.

Songz was set to perform in Houston earlier this month, but police ended the performance before it started when they saw hundreds of people lining up to enter, because when attendance was supposed to be half capacity.

In 2017, Songz was charged with felony assault and assaulting an officer after he got upset when he was told to end a performance in Detroit. Songz pleaded guilty in August 2017 to two counts of disturbing the peace and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

On Tuesday, Songz posted a video on social media with the comment, “Don’t let em take ya joy! Cause it’s yours.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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