T-Pain And Crew Detained After Concert
According to witnesses, the Tallahassee, Florida native became upset when he was told that his performance was going to be cut short.
"He was told he had 30 [minutes] and he wasn't getting off that stage until those 30 [minutes] were up," an eyewitness source said. "He said a lot of other things to the crowd in reference to what was going on. During all that the whole backstage area was blanketed by 20-plus police trying to cut the sound off to stop the show."
In an attempt to lengthen T-Pain's performance, T-Pain's manager allegedly tried to take charge of the DJ booth, but was swarmed by several police officers in the process.
While all of this was going on in front of the audience even more mayhem was taking place back stage, witnesses said.
Several police officers reportedly scrambled backstage trying to cut the sound to T-Pain's performance and they finally succeeded while the singer was in the midst of his popular song, ""Buy You A Drank."
T-Pain allegedly gave the police obscene gestures with his hands and cursed them before running offstage to an awaiting van.
"The police immediately ran up to the van and pulled T-Pain's crew out of the van," a source said. "His road manager Boogie's shirt was pulled up and around his face as the grabbed him out the van. Tay Dizm, one of T-Pain's performers, got pulled out the van and thrown on the ground. T-Pain got pulled on too. The officers took all of their jewelry off, even J-Lyric's who was not even in the van and didn't get arrested."
Whether T-Pain will have to face any charges due to this incident remains to be seen.
Spring Fest Concert, a weekend-long festival by Radio One, also included performances by Lil' Mama, Jim Jones, Consequence, Trey Songs, Slim Thug, Lloyd, and Yung Joc.