DETROIT (WWJ) – R&B artist Trey Songz has appeared in front of a judge in Detroit on charges that he assaulted a police officer during an outburst following a concert at Joe Louis Arena in December.
The 32-year old, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday morning via video at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, setting up the case for trial.
Neverson is charged with one count of assaulting a police officer and one count of aggravated assault. He remains free on a $25,000 bond and is due back in court on Feb. 24.
The incident happened on December 28 as Neverson was closing out “The Big Show at The Joe,” which also featured Chris Brown and Lil Yachty.
Police say the “Bottoms Up” singer became belligerent on stage around 11:30 p.m. when someone told him his time was up. He taunted those in charge, repeatedly singing “Go on and do it, cut me off,” followed by, “A n**** cut me off, I’m going the f*** crazy. You understand?”
When his microphone was finally cut, police Neverson went into a frenzy, throwing microphones and speakers, whatever he could get his hands on, across the stage and into the crowd.
Officers went on stage to calm situation down, but Neverson continued throwing things. According to prosecutors, Neverson threw an object which struck an individual in the head. When police approached Neverson to arrest him, the singer allegedly struck an officer with his fist — causing a concussion.
Neverson was arrested at the scene.