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Published 6:04 p.m. ET Jan. 25, 2021 | Updated 6:05 p.m. ET Jan. 25, 2021
R&B singer Trey Songz was arrested after his concert on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — R&B artist Trey Songz was jailed overnight after he scuffled with police officers during his arrest for not following coronavirus protocols and other rules at the AFC championship game in Kansas City, police said Monday.
Songz, 36, whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was released Monday while an investigation continues, Jackson County Sheriff’s spokesman LeVanden Darks said. No charges have been filed.
Neverson’s representative, Sydney Margetson, declined to comment Monday.
TMZ released a video Monday that showed Neverson was not wearing a mask and struggled with several officers before he was led away in handcuffs. Neverson tested positive for COVID-19 in October.
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This undated photo provided by the Jackson County Detention Center, In Kansas City, Missouri shows Trey Songz. (Photo: AP)
Kansas City police said in a statement that fans at the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills complained about a man who was not following COVID-19-related protocols and other code of conduct rules for fans, which include not being disruptive, intoxicated, or using obscene language.
The statement did not identify the man as Neverson and did not say exactly which rules he was breaking.
However, police said the man refused to follow orders from private security guards at Arrowhead Stadium and was asked to leave. When he refused, officers from the Kansas City police and Jackson County sheriff’s office were called and he was told he would be arrested if he didn’t comply, police said.
He punched one officer and put him in a headlock, police said.
The video does not show how the confrontation began. Some fans can be heard yelling at officers to leave him alone.
Following his release, Neverson took to Instagram to share a post from the “free world.” He didn’t address his arrest, but he cryptically captioned a slideshow of pictures, “Chiefs game was lit right?!”
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Earlier this month, Neverson was set to perform at a concert in Houston but police shut it down after seeing hundreds of people lining up to enter the venue, which was supposed to be operating at 50% capacity.
In 2017, Neverson was charged with felony assault and assaulting a police officer after he became upset when he was told to end a performance in Detroit. Authorities said microphones and speakers were thrown from the stage during the concert.
Neverson pleaded guilty in August 2017 to two counts of disturbing the peace and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.
Contributing: Cydney Henderson
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