Kelis was charged early Friday with trying to disrupt an undercover police operation by screaming racial profanities and rushing toward two female officers posing as prostitutes, Miami Beach, Fla., authorities said.
Kelis Rogers-Jones, 27, was detained at 4:30 a.m. and charged with the two misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, a Miami Beach police arrest report said.
The singer was released on $1,500 bond hours later, Miami-Dade County jail spokeswoman Janelle Hall said.
Kelis’ publicist, Tracy Nguyen, wouldn’t comment on the arrest, and it wasn’t immediately clear if the singer had a lawyer.
The arrest report said the officers were posing as prostitutes along a main avenue in the South Beach nightclub district when Kelis started screaming racial profanities at them. She then rushed toward them and had to be restrained by her friends, the report said.
Kelis calmed down for a few seconds, but then started shouting at the officers and charged them again, the report said. She resisted arrest while being handcuffed.
The singer’s chart-topping single “Milkshake” was from her 2003 album, “Tasty.” She married rapper Nas in 2005.
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