G-Eazy was arrested on Monday (Sept. 13) for allegedly assaulting two men outside of a hotel in New York, Billboard can confirm.
The 32-year-old rapper (real name Gerald Earl Gillum) was charged with assault after he allegedly “punched” both men in their faces around 1 a.m. outside The Standard, High Line hotel in Manhattan Friday, the New York Police Department tells Billboard. The 29-year-old and 31-year-old men were not hospitalized at the time of the incident.
G-Eazy attended the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday evening at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, two days after the alleged physical altercation, and was arrested the following day on misdemeanor charges. Law enforcement told NBC News he was released and received a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
He was previously arrested at a Swedish nightclub in May 2018 on charges of assault, drug possession and resisting arrest. G-Eazy pleaded guilty to all three charges; he received a probationary sentence and a $10,000 fine, and made a payment to the bouncer, who was the victim in the nightclub assault.
The Bay Area rapper announced earlier in September that he will be releasing a new album, These Things Happen Too, on Sept. 24 via BPG/RVG/RCA Records. It will serve as the sequel to his 2014 album These Things Happen, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Billboard has reached out to G-Eazy’s team for comment.