UPDATE: Trey Songz received 18 months probation and avoided jail time after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors following the destruction of stage property in Detroit, per TMZ. The R&B singer must also go to anger management classes and pay an unspecified amount for restitution.
Police arrested R&B singer Trey Songz Wednesday night after he refused to leave the stage at Joe Louis Arena, The Detroit News reports. According to Officer Dan Donakowski, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department, Songz (Real name: Tremaine Neverson) was taken into custody for malicious destruction of property and resisting and obstructing arrest.
Neverson was performing in Detroit along with Desiigner, Young M.A, Lil Yachty and others as part of the fourth annual Big Show at the Joe, a multi-artist concert put on by FM 98 WJLB and Channel 955. Around 11:30 p.m., organizers informed the singer that his time onstage was up, and Officer Donakowski said that Neverson responded by throwing objects and attempting to break equipment in an “upset and belligerent” manner.
When police officers on duty at the event came onstage, the singer reportedly continued throwing objects, and one of these hit a police sergeant. He was subsequently arrested and remained at the Detroit Detention Center as of Thursday morning.
A representative for the singer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In amateur video taken at the event, Neverson appears to throw equipment onstage and take down two plastic structures.
Though Songz has not released any albums or mixtapes this year, he can still be heard assisting other artists: he’s the featured singer on Kevin Hart’s single “Push It On Me,” which has spent nine weeks on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B Airplay chart. He also appeared earlier this year on Kevin Gates’ “Jam.”