After being arrested Saturday night (July 16) at the Guadalajara airport, Gerardo Ortiz posted a 50,000 pesos bail, which is $2,700 U.S. dollars, and was released from jail Sunday afternoon according to El Universal.
The Mexican regional singer was arrested by federal police after an official warrant for Ortiz’s arrest was issued by the Mexican government several days ago, charging him with “criminal exaltation” for his music video “Fuiste mía.” An arrest warrant was also issued for the producer of the video.
In the graphic and sexually explicit video music video, Ortiz finds his girlfriend cheating on him and violently kills the man she’s in bed with. He then ties her up and throws her in his car’s trunk to later set her on fire. Vevo took down the video after a petition online asked the platform to remove the clip, which many believe promotes violence against women.
During a press conference in April, Ortiz defended his video saying, “There are movies, television series that are out there similar to my video. No one in this video is really dead, this is all fiction … It’s only a music video, pure fiction. People have to understand and learn how to distinguish fiction from reality.”
Billboard reached out to Ortiz’s rep for comment and did not hear back at press time.