Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly was cited with disorderly conduct after he was accused of refusing to get down from a food court table during a flash mob he organized at a suburban U.S. mall, police said on Sunday.
Police in Strongsville, Ohio, received a tip on Saturday of a possible flash mob planned for 5 p.m. local time by the rapper, who recently signed a recording deal with rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' music label.
As the event began, mall management asked a group of people including the rapper not to stand on a table located next to a second-floor railing, according to a statement issued by police.
The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Richard C. Baker, and two others who failed to comply were removed from the mall, police said. They were charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and released.
BLACK CULTURE TODAY IS A FAR FAR CRY FROM WHAT IT USED TO BE.
WE USED TO HAVE DUKE ELLINGTON AND COUNT BASIE AND LANGSTON HUGHES, NOW WE HAVE MACHINE GUN KELLY AND PUFF DADDY
WE USED TO HAVE DR KING, NOW WE HAVE AL SHARPTON.
AND SO ON.
IF BLACKS WANT THEIR LIVING STANDARDS TO IMPROVE THEN THEY HAVE TO TAKE BLACK CULTURE AWAY FROM THE THUGS!
MAYOR NUTTER WOULD AGREE!