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July 30, 2008

Kidz In the Hall Fight, Arrest in Arizona (UPDATED)

Wow.. there's gotta be more to this story than what's come out so far. I believe the police version of this about as much as I believed that cop who pushed the dude off the bike. Best wishes to Naledge and Double-O..

Kidz In the Hall Fight, Arrest in Arizona

Kidz In The Hall rapper Naledge was recently arrested after a performance led to violence in an Arizona nightclub.

According to Phoenix’s East Valley Tribune, the Chicago-bred emcee (born Jabari Miles Evans) was taken into police custody on Saturday (July 26) after a fight broke out at Tempe’s Cherry Lounge & Pit. Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Carbajal said Naledge was arrested for interfering with the cops’ investigation of the case.

“He refused multiple police commands to leave a crime scene,” Carbajal said in a police report. “[He] had to be physically removed.”

SOHH spoke with the group’s label, Duck Down Records, who said that while details about the fight are still sketchy, Kidz DJ, Double-O is currently recuperating.

“From my understanding it was a pretty serious altercation,” Duck Down Founder Dru Ha told SOHH exclusively. “While we’re still trying to get the complete accurate story, as opposed to what everyone is writing in rumor sections on web sites, Double-O is recovering and our best wishes are with him.”

Following the arrest, Naledge was booked on suspicion of violating the city’s code of obstructing justice and taken to Tempe City Jail. He was then released on $500 bail.

UPDATE - A statement is out from KITH's management:

Double O from the hip hop group Kidz In The Hall was assaulted by several bouncers early Saturday morning, July 26, while inside a nightclub in Tempe, AZ following a Kidz In The Hall performance. Group member and friend Naledge, who did not witness the assault on Double O, was arrested outside of the club. Naledge's attempt to get medical assistance for Double O was misconstrued as a hinderence to the investigation. Reports that no injuries were sustained are false as Double O was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries from the excessive force used by club security. On Sunday morning Double O underwent surgery for one of his injuries. He is still in the hospital, but in stable condition.

In the last 2 years, Kidz In The Hall have traveled to over 10 countries, have done 200+ shows and never before been involved in any altercation, big or small, with club or concert security, or police officers.

Kidz In the Hall Fight, Arrest in Arizona

Posted by jsmooth995 at July 30, 2008 4:13 PM

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