Rapper G-Eazy was reportedly arrested early Thursday morning in Sweden after a fight with security guards abruptly turned physical.
The violent altercation took place in Stockholm following one of G-Eazy’s concerts, TMZ reports. According to the site’s anonymous sources, G-Eazy, whose real name is Gerald Gillum, was reportedly partying with friends at a nightclub when he began acting belligerent. After several security guards asked him to calm down, TMZ says, the rapper began throwing punches and struck one guard in the face repeatedly. When police detained G-Eazy at around 3 a.m., officers reportedly found cocaine in his pocket. He was taken into custody on suspicion of assault, possession of narcotics, and use of narcotics.
Swedish police confirmed to The Blast that G-Eazy is still in custody, and will remain in custody until he stands before a judge on Friday, partly because he is considered a flight risk.
“I have requested a U.S. citizen arrested on probable reasons suspected of violence against an official at a club in central Stockholm,” Carl Mellberg, prosecutor, confirmed to Expressen, a Swedish newspaper. Another Swedish paper, Dagens Nyheter, reports that a court will rule on Friday if the rapper will remain in jail or go free, according to Variety.
In video obtained by TMZ, a man who appears to be G-Eazy can be seen being guided into a police car. Judging by the rapper’s recent Instagram posts, People reports, he was partying with his girlfriend, singer Halsey, and Sean Kingston prior to his arrest. In one clip, a woman who may be Halsey can be heard shouting about getting hit in the face, TMZ reports, prompting speculation that Halsey may have been injured by a security guard during the nightclub brawl.
Thus far, G-Eazy’s camp has yet to comment publicly on the situation.
(Photo: G-Eazy attends a pool party at Playboy Social Club on April 14, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. By Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Playboy)