In certain circles, G-Eazy is known for many things.
He’s a rapper; he’s the boyfriend of singer Halsey; and he’s got a Charlie Sheen-like reputation for raising hell and getting into trouble.
The emcee – real name Gerald Gillum – suffered the consequences of his wild ways in Stockholm last week when he was arrested for assault and possession after getting into a fight with a nightclub bouncer.
Gillum was taken into custody and held for 24 hours before being released on bail.
Onlookers who witnessed the incident say that Gillum lunged at a fan who took his photo in the club’s VIP area.
He reportedly missed his target and struck the club’s security detail by accident.
Of course, the old “whoops, wrong guy!” excuse doesn’t really fly when you clock a bouncer in the head, so G-Eazy was arrested on the scene.
And his situation quickly went from bad to worse when police discovered 1.5 grams of cocaine and a rolled up dollar bill on the rapper’s person.
It’s been several days since Gillum was released from prison several days ago, but until today he’s remained silent on the scandal/
This morning, Gillum addressed his arrest on social media, and not surprisingly, it seems he’s contrite and deeply ashamed.
“Embarrassed & apologetic beyond words about the incident, but above all I’m so f–king grateful they let me go, craziest experience of my life, awful night with a lot of bad luck and some even worse decisions,” he wrote on Instagram.
“But like I said I’m grateful as f–k to be a free man, back on tour performing for the fans,” he added.
“Thank you to everyone who’s held me down along the way and supported this journey,” Gillum continued.
“I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know.”
Gillum was forced to pay a $ 9,000 fine and about $ 850 in restitution to the victim of the assault, a Stockholm nightclub bouncer
We’re sure Gillum is deeply embarrassed by the incident, but there’s a silver lining here:
He’ll no longer be best-known in the press for trying to kiss Britney Spears and getting shot down at the VMAs!