Among things you may have missed during NBA All-Star Weekend: Rapper Kid Cudi being tasered by police in an altercation over athletic shoes. Ha.
It was at the Reebok party during All-Star Weekend on Friday night in Phoenix, where Cudi (real name Scott Mescudi) was booked to perform. Reportedly, Cudi got into an altercation with Reebok employees who did not want him wearing Jordans on the stage. Cudi became belligerent, the police were called, and a tasering ensued. Although handcuffed, it is not clear whether Cudi was arrested. Allen Iverson also attended the party.
The incident has caught the attention of various rap artists including Talib Kweli.
"Kid Cudi got into an argument because he wanted to perform at a Reebok party with Jordans on and then got tasered by popo," Kweli wrote unmodified on Twitter. Is this true? Arizona police go hard on us, DMX, Tyson, Barkley, Cudi...Kid Cudi REALLY dont like Reeboks, huh? (Talib Kweli's Twitter)
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