Rapper Juvenile Charged After Club LIV Brawl
MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Rapper Juvenile landed in the Miami-Dade lock up after he reportedly got into a fight at Club LIV nightclub on Miami Beach.
Juvenile, whose is actually 37-year old Terius Gray, has been charged with disorderly conduct.
As he left the Miami-Dade jail after posting $500 bond, he told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “It is a big deal. You’re here.”
As a friend took him to a waiting car, he said, “You are all blocking my way.”
He refused to speak about the charges against him.
“It’s all love,” he told D’Oench. “There’s nothing going on.”
According to Gray’s arrest affidavit, police were called to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Collins Avenue because of a ‘disturbance that was taking place on the property near the front entrance’. When officers arrived they found a large group, approximately 100 people, at the valet ramp. Some were screaming, others were pushing each other. As they dispersed the crowd, they saw Gray heading for his vehicle. He was stopped.
Security personnel told the officers that Gray had gotten into a fight inside the club and it had spilled out in front of the hotel, according to the report.
The entertainment website TMZ.com reports that Gray had reunited with Lil Wayne on stage when he got into a fight. Gray and Wayne, who were both members of the Hot Boys, had a long running feud after it broke up in the late 1990s. This was the first time they had been on stage together since ending it.
Three other people were also charged with disorderly conduct at the club.
A police report says they are 35-year-old Wilfert Carl Zanders of Terrytown, Louisiana, 24-year-old Robert Hans Jean of Northwest Miami-Dade and 24-year-old Vladimir Calixte of Pembroke Pines.
Police say it is not clear what prompted this incident.
A records check shows Gray has been arrested before on drug and assault charges. Police say he once attacked his barber when he thought he was bootlegging his music.
It’s also not the first time that he has been tied to a fight at a club in South Florida. In 2003, he was sentenced to serve 75 hours of community service for a fight outside a club in Miami.
Many hotel guests that D’Oench spoke to had heard about the fight.
Kameka Horton,a tourist from Wisconsin, said, “I know these things happen when you’re in a club and people are drinking. It could have been dangerous for pedestrians.”
“Things like that happen,” said another hotel guest, Natalia Moyl. “They happen not just at the Fontainbleau but when you to clubs, fights happen unfortunately. It’s too bad though because people go to clubs to have fun, not get hurt.”
The website TMZ.com contributed to this report.