R & B Star Trey Songz Assaults Audience Then Detroit Police Officer At Concert
Trey Songz Throws Temper Tantrum
Detroit, MI – R & B star Trey Songz was charged with Assaulting A Police Officer and other charges after an incident at a concert on Wednesday night. He was performing at the Joe Louis Arena with Chris Brown and Lil Yachty..
Dan Donakowski, Detroit Police Department spokesman, said that Songz became “upset and belligerent” when he was told to leave the stage and end his concert at 11:30 PM. Trey Songz, who was charged under his real name Tremaine Neverson, threw microphones, speakers, and “anything he could get his hands on” from the stage. As Detroit Police Officers approached him to arrest him, Songz assaulted one Detroit Officer by striking him in the head with his fist.
The Detroit Police Officer who was assaulted is a Sergeant and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was diagnosed with a concussion and is recovering. Songz, age 32, was initially charged with Resisting and Obstructing Officers and Malicious Destruction of Property. He was arraigned in court on the morning of December 29, 2016. Prosecutors have since added additional charges of Felony Assault on a Police Officer and Aggravated Assault. Songz was released on bond and his next court date is set for January 5, 2017.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the charge of Assault on a Police Officer Causing Injury is punishable by up to four years in prison and a fine up to $5,000, and the misdemeanor charge of Aggravated Assault is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. Online videos show Songz throwing things and tearing down parts of the stage when the venue cut off his microphone and lights after he was asked to finish his set.
Trey Songz was asked more than once to end his show and told the audience that “All I want to do is give you the best show I’m capable of giving … If they cut me off … I’m going the fuck crazy.” Songz then started singing: “Go on and do it. Go on and cut me off.” He also encouraged members of the audience to text, tweet, and video if he was cut off. A cameraman was hit with a microphone during the incident. His injuries and identity are unknown. The injured Detroit Officer’s name was not released.
Songz was unapologetic afterwards, posting to Facebook, “See I warned em first.”
We hope that the Prosecutor’s Office prosecutes Trey Songz to the fullest and that justice is served.
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