Singer / actor William Ray Norwood Jr., 33, perhaps better known by his stage name Ray J and best known for being Kim Kardashian’s main squeeze before Kanye West, was arrested in a Beverly Hills hotel on the evening of May 30 after he allegedly became belligerent with staff at the hotel. During his arrest, officers with the Beverly Hills Police Department say he” kicked out a patrol car window and spat at an officer.”
Fox News reported that Ray J’s problems started Friday night when police arrived at the hotel to investigate a complaint that the rapper “had inappropriately touched a woman at the bar.” The initial police investigation went pretty smoothly with the cops considering the incident over and done with, and Ray J agreeing to leave the premises.
But then, Ray J copped an attitude and refused to exit the hotel; and that’s when police arrested him. Things went from bad to worse when Ray J broke and shattered a window in the police car with his feet during the arrest. Charges levied against the singer include vandalism, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.
Ray J is well known for being singer Brandy’s brother, having a recurring role in TV’s “Moesha” from 1999 through 2001, and perhaps best known for dating Kim Kardashian with whom he starred in a 2003 celebrity sex tape, which he leaked to the public in 2007, according to The Daily News. A representative for Ray J declined to comment on the singer’s arrest.
Some speculate that Ray J is still hung up on his former love, reality TV star Kim Kardashian; and he just can’t seem to move forward with his life after Kim, per Hollywood Life. Reportedly, rapper Ray J said that as a wedding present for Kim and Kanye, he planned to give them all monetary profits he garnered from leaking his and Kim’s sex tape, a dollar figure in the $47,000 range.
Ray J went on to reveal that if Kim and Kanye refused his wedding gift, he’d donate that money to charity. For more on Ray’J’s arrest, see the video accompanying this article.