News updates about Ray J says that the singer feels that hotel management spun the arrest story to get him out of the bar because he and friends were being too loud. According to TMZ, “this angered him because he says he’s spent tens of thousands of dollars at that hotel in the past year”. According to Bet News, Ray says, he didn’t intentionally spit on anyone, and broke the window because he became “very claustrophobic” inside the squad car.
Previously the “I Hit It First Singer” was arrested for battery, trespassing and vandalism at Beverly Wilshire Hotel. According to E! News, Ray J was placed under arrest Friday night after allegedly getting into an altercation in the bar area.
Reportedly, the Beverly Hills Police Department initially responded to a complaint that the singer, known for making a sex tape in 2007 with Kim Kardashian, had touched a woman inappropriately. According to the BHPD, police officers responded to a sexual battery complaint at the hotel where it was alleged that the 33-year-old music artist grabbed a female’s butt. It was later determined that no sexual battery had occurred and the “contact was incidental.”
In a statement to E! News, Officer Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino of Beverly Hills Public Information, Ray J, who was linked to Whitney Houston shortly before her death, subsequently agreed to leave the hotel, but when he got to the valet, he allegedly “became belligerent with the valets and refused to leave.”
E! News reported that police took the brother of singer and actress Brandy, into custody, put him in a police car, and he allegedly used his feet to shatter the side window of the vehicle. After police took him out of the car and restrained his feet, cops said Ray J “became combative” and spit in one of the officer’s faces.
In addition to getting arrested for trespassing, Ray J was also charged with vandalism, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.
Ironically, Ray J’s last tweet Friday morning was “Why complicate things?! #Keepitsimple.”
According to TMZ, Ray J’s bail has been set at $20,000, and the singer was released overnight.
Reportedly, a court date has been set for July 25.