[lastfm]Kanye West[/lastfm]‘s protégé [lastfm]Kid Cudi[/lastfm] was arrested on criminal charges Friday afternoon in New York. This is not the first time the rapper had a run-in with the law either. Following a magazine shoot in Los Angeles last year, Cudi was held at gunpoint by police trying to secure the premise after residents complained of looting, but was later released due to mistaken identity.
Could this arrest just be another case of mistaken identity? Find out what trouble Cudi got himself into this time.
The Cleveland native was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Friday. Sources told TMZ that Cudi slammed a woman’s phone to smithereens, broke her apartment’s door off the hinges and a glass bottle of a controlled substance was found by the police.
Authorities were called to respond to a disturbance involving the rapper and an unidentified woman. A spokesman for the New York Police Department confirmed to MTV News that Cudi was arrested, but would not comment on the controlled substance found.
Cudi was released in time to perform as scheduled at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee early Saturday. While his management has kept mum about the arrest, Cudi told Aziz Ansari after the comedian introduced him on stage, “I really wanted to be here tonight.”