Trey Songz was arrested during the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City after getting into an altercation with a police officer, his lawyer confirmed to the Kansas City Star.
TMZ Sports released a video Sunday night of the R&B artist in the stands for the Kansas City Chiefs’ 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills. It shows what appears to be Songz and a police officer physically struggling with each other during a break in play.
Attorney John O’Conner said Songz was arrested, but did not comment any further, via the Star.
Songz, police officer in altercation during Chiefs-Bills
The video released by TMZ shows an officer and a man, reportedly Songz, involved in an altercation in the stands with fans milling about around them. Songz allegedly punched the officer in the head and gets him in a headlock. They fall to the ground and the officer appears to have the man pinned to a seat. Fans around them yell at the officer to stop.
When security arrives, a sheriff helps handcuff the man. Onlookers continue yelling at them to arrest the cop and “you don’t want to lose your job like this.”
“Hey, he didn’t do nothing wrong,” one person says. “That dude is out of control.”
Officers walk the man through the seats at the end of the two-minute clip.
Witnesses told TMZ Sports the incident started when Songz was being heckled by fans a few rows behind him. He reportedly told them to “chill out.” Per TMZ, the officer in the video approached Songz “without warning, [and] went after him.” Songz was caught off guard and defended himself, witnesses told TMZ.
Kansas City police officers did not comment to the Kansas City Star on the incident as of Monday morning. TMZ reported he was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, as well as for assaulting a police officer. He will reportedly be released Monday after a 24-hour hold.
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