Kid Cudi Wrongly Arrested Then Released

Published December 22, 2009

Kid CuDi has landed himself in some more trouble, sort of. The Cleveland native was detained by L.A. authorities Monday (December 21) due to suspicion of a local burglary. CuDi and his crew were apprehended after leaving a photo shoot at an undisclosed location on Melrose Ave.

After receiving a tip, five patrol cars surrounded CuDi and his entourage placing them under arrest. Clearly an error, the officers let CuDi and company go after recognizing the situation was a case of mistaken identity.

Surprisingly, CuDi brushed the minor set back off his shoulders and remained diplomatic about the misunderstanding, but noted it wasn’t a good feeling to be handcuffed for the brief moment. “I'm just happy to be back,” CuDi beamed. “I'm a free man!  For that moment I was not free.  I was in handcuffs.  It did not feel very comfortable.”

CuDi even empathized that the L.A. area is no walk in the park and even understood the light use of excessive force from the LAPD. “We're in LA, it's a rowdy place in the United States, you know?" CuDi explained.  "And a lot of sh*t gotes down.  And these cops have to use force.  So, it's like, I understand that they were doing their job.  I just wish we weren't in that place at that time.” 

After a physical dispute in Vancouver during a performance, in which CuDi punched a fan for throwing a wallet onstage, CuDi decided to leave Lady Gaga’s, “Monster Ball” tour, to focus his attention on recording his sophomore LP, “Cudder.”

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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