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Ray J Arrested at Beverly Hills Hotel for Spitting at Cop

Police say singer kicked out a patrol car window

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Ray J was arrested at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on Friday evening. According to the Associated Press, the singer was charged with vandalism, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

The Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement that officers were called to the hotel on Friday after receiving a report that Ray J, whose real name is William Ray Norwood, had inappropriately touched a woman at the hotel bar. After investigating, the officers found that the contact was “incidental” and Ray J initially agreed to leave the location. 

Ray J apparently changed his mind, however, as police say that he then refused to leave and became unruly. After police took him into custody, he reportedly kicked out the window of a patrol car, shattering the glass. Police also say that he spat at an officer.

The R&B singer is the younger brother of the pop star Brandy. He drew flak from Kanye West last year after releasing a song called “I Hit It First,” which appeared to be about Ray J’s ex-girlfriend (and West’s new bride) Kim Kardashian. Although the singer denied that the song was directed at Kardashian, West took a swipe back at him several months after its release while performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, changing some “Bound 2” lyrics to “Brandy’s little sister lame and he know it now.”

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