Friday night (Jan. 2nd), Pro-Era rapper, Joey Bada$$ was arrested in Australia for allegedly punching a security guard in the face.
Joey was making a stop on his Australia tour and was headlining the Falls Festival in New South Wales, Australia. When Joey was about to go on stage, a security guard stopped him and asked to see his credentials because he thought that Joey was an unauthorized person.
NSW (New South Wales) police say that Joey punched the security guard in the face and broke his nose. The security guard was also treated for other facial injuries before doing to the hospital.
Joey was still allowed to preform his set and afterwards he spent the night in police custody and was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was granted bail at Lismore Jail and was ordered to return to court on March 19.
A statement was released from Joey’s camp about the incident:
“Joey can confirm that there was a misunderstanding with security at the Byron Falls Festival show, which resulted in charges being laid by NSW Police. After fully cooperating with Police, Joey was granted bail and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.”
But on a good note: Joey and his Pro Era crew are making friends in high places because an image of Malia Obama rocking a Pro Era tee has been circulating around the internet! How cool is that?