Immortal Technique, a rapper known for conscious messages, was arrested by police in Santa Ana, CA on Thursday after he allegedly assaulted and robbed a street vendor that was bootlegging t-shirts with his logo.
The rapper was slated to perform with Talib Kweli, but didn’t have the opportunity to take the stage.
Along with Technique, police apprehended his tour manager Steven Alexander McDaniel too.
The men were charged with suspicion of robbery and attempting to prevent or dissuade a victim from reporting a crime.
The street vendors spoke to Santa Ana police and allege they were confronted by 10 to 12 people affiliated with Immortal Technique about 7:45 p.m. The alleged victims also charge they were relieved of the t-shirts, cash monies and cell phones and the incident turned violent, as they were selling the shirts with the rapper’s logo without permission.
Immortal Technique and his manager posted $50,000 bail and were released Friday.
Neither man was immediately available for comment by AllHipHop.