Singer Trey Songz arrested after Detroit concert outburst

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: Recording artist Trey Songz performs at the launch of "So Kodak" at Best Buy Theatre on October 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption *** Trey Songz

The police reported on Thursday that R and B singer Trey Songz was arrested, after throwing microphones and other equipment off the stage when his concert in Detroit apparently was cut short.

The 32-year-old Songz, whose given name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was arrested on suspicion of malicious destruction of property and resisting arrest, Detroit Police Department spokesman Dan Donakowski said. He was still being held at a police detention centre Thursday morning.

Songz was nearing the end of his set at the Joe Louis Arena around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he was directed to finish up, Donakowski said.

Songz became “belligerent” and started throwing microphones, speakers and other items off the stage, Donakowski said.

Representatives for the artist could not be immediately reached for comment.

Celebrity news website TMZ posted a video of Songz saying the venue had threatened to cut off his microphone because he was “taking too much time” and then saying he would go “crazy” if it did.

Another video retweeted by the official Trey Songz Twitter account appeared to show Songz, who was headlining the concert with fellow R and B singer Chris Brown, walk from the stage and into the crowd. It showed Songz interacting with the audience for about a minute before he walks back on stage and is escorted away. The tweet also stated, “They turned off his mic.”