Saturday, August 6, 2011
Big Sean Arrested, Charged In Sexual Assault
Big Sean was arrested Thursday night after New York State Park Police received a complaint that a female had been sexually assaulted during a concert where the G.O.O.D. Music rapper performed on the same bill as Wiz Khalifa.
The rapper, born Sean Anderson, was arrested along with Willie Hansbro at approximately 9:50 p.m. ET after the woman issued the complaint. The Finally Famous rapper, who is currently on Khalifa's Rolling Papers Tour, performed Thursday night at Artpark in Lewiston, New York. Big Sean and Hansbro were eventually released on $500 bail each.
The two men, both hailing from Detroit, have been charged with forcible touching, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree and sex abuse in the third degree and will have to appear in court. "Both men were charged with misdemeanors and they both vehemently deny the allegations," Sean's lawyer, Scott E. Lemon, said in a press release issued to MTV News. "I am confident, that after further investigation, both men will be vindicated."
Big Sean has been riding high since his debut album, Finally Famous, hit #3 on the Billboard albums chart this past June. The LP's lead single, "My Last," hit #1 on the Billboard rap chart, and the 23-year old MC earned his first Video Music Awards nomination in the Best New Artist category