Popcaan arrested in Antigua

May 03, 2016

Jamaican entertainer Popcaan has been arrested in Antigua and Barbuda and is to be charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Senior Sergant Frankie Thomas, public relations officer of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, confirmed the arrest with The STAR.

Thomas said charges will be laid against the Jamaican entertainer shortly.

"There was an incident which happened last night during our Labour Day celebration and Jamaican national Andre Sutherland, aka Popcaan, was taken into custody in relation to a confrontation with the police during his performance," Thomas told The STAR.

The Antigua Observer reported that the conflict began when a number of supporters climbed onto the stage and a police officer began removing them from the stage.

Jamaican artiste was said to be seen and heard intervening saying on the mic not to handle them so rough and physically separated a patron from the police officer who reacted by strongly pushing Popcaan.

Popcaan reportedly directing a diss song to the police officer further escalating the situation.

The Antigua Observer said artist then left the stage where he alleged a further conflict occurred and patrons began throwing bottles onto the stage.

The Antigua Observer referenced a video of the incident in which the artist – while being escorted by police officers into a vehicle – is said to be heard accusing the police of bursting mouth.

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