R&B singer The Weeknd has been arrested in Las Vegas after reportedly punching a police officer.
Sources say the fight broke out early morning at The Cromwell Hotel on the Vegas Strip, and when police arrived, the fight was still ongoing.
An officer attempted to pull the Often singer into an elevator during the scuffle after 24 year-old Weeknd allegedly punched him in the head.
He was immediately arrested and taken into custody for misdemeanour battery of a protected person. Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, remained at the Clark County Detention Centre until he posted a $2,000 bail.
The singer later posted an Instagram picture boarding a private jet to his one million followers captioned: “escaped from Las Vegas”.
He was in Las Vegas for the weekend after performing on Friday at Drai’s nightclub.
The Weeknd ranked fourth in December 2014 on Spotify’s ‘Most Viral Tracks’. His song Earned it will be used for the movie 50 Shades of Grey, which comes out next month.
The singer also reached number seven in the Billboard charts and made his first appearance in the top ten singles chart, when he teamed up with Ariana Grande for a single entitled Love Me Harder from her debut album in 2014.
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