R&B singer, rapper, and songwriter Trey Songz was released from jail on Monday morning after spending the night in the Jackson County Detention Center in downtown Kansas City. The musician reportedly “dashed into a black Chevrolet Suburban which whisked him away.”
According to the Kansas City Star, “Songz, whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly punched a Kansas City police officer and put the officer in a headlock during the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills.” The Chiefs won the game 38-24, advancing to the Super Bowl to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7.
TMZ obtained video of the scuffle, which took place in the lower level stands around the 40-yard line.
The Kansas City Police Department issued a statement on Monday explaining what allegedly happened but did not identify Songz, citing a state law that prohibits releasing a suspect’s name who has not been charged with a crime. Law enforcement reportedly said in-house spectators at Arrowhead Stadium had voiced concerns about a man who was not wearing a face covering.
Here is the video on Trey Songz being arrested at the Chiefs game yesterday.
He is reportedly being charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer.
According to the TMZ report heckled when the officer approached him.
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“During last night’s AFC Championship game, fans complained that a man was not following the Arrowhead fans’ code of conduct or the mandates of the Kansas City Missouri Health Department,” the statement reads. “They asked for private security to address the matter. The man was not receptive and refused to comply with Arrowhead security.”
As The Star reported on Monday morning:
Songz was asked to leave but he refused. Security then asked for assistance from Kansas City police officers, who told Songz that if he did not leave, he would be arrested for trespassing, according to KCPD’s statement.
He still refused to comply and an officer told Songz that he would be arrested. Songz then allegedly punched the officer and put him in a headlock, police said.
“Off-duty sheriff’s deputies were first to arrive and assisted the Kansas City police officer,” Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté said.
No criminal charges have been filed and the investigation remains on going, he said.
An unnamed witness reportedly told TMZ that fans sitting a few rows behind Songz had been heckling him and the situation escalated. The outlet reported, “we’re told the officer approached Trey, and without warning, went after him,” adding, “the witness says Trey was totally caught off guard when the officer got physical, and started to defend himself.”
After Songz was released from jail on Monday morning, TMZ reported: “Sources connected to Trey with direct knowledge tell TMZ, he believes the cop in question had it in for him long before the altercation, and when the officer came over to him he was immediately aggressive. Another source says the cop’s beef before the incident was that Trey and his crew were not wearing masks and refused to put them on.”
Trey Songz in Violent Altercation with Cop at Chiefs Game https://t.co/1prygVPX7i
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Songz’s attorney, John P. O’Connor, confirmed the arrest to The Star but had not spoken to prosecutors and declined comment.