Rapper Kid Cudi arrested

Star apprehended in New York City

Rapper Kid Cudi arrested

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Rapper Kid Cudi has been arrested on criminal charges in New York City.

The singer was apprehended in the Chelsea area on Friday (June 11) on charges of criminal mischief and criminal possession of a controlled substance. However, he was still able to perform at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee later, as scheduled.

The BBC reports that Cudi – real name Scott Mescudi – told the crowd: "I really wanted to be here tonight."

Cudi, who hails from Cleveland, is signed to Kanye West's label GOOD Music and co-wrote two of the songs on the star's 2008 album '808s and Heartbreak'. He also currently stars in the HBO cable television comedy series How To Make It In America.

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