In a case of mistaken identity, Rapper Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi) was held at gunpoint by police in Los Angeles Tuesday during a search for suspected robbers. Cudi was in the middle of a photoshoot for NME magazine when he and his entourage were pulled over on Fairfax Avenue by police.
According to reports, Cudi and his entourage were ordered to exit three vehicles and kneel on the ground, where they were hand cuffed. Police soon released the group, however, upon realizing that they had detained the wrong party.
The incident occurred a week after the rapper left his opening slot on Lady Gaga's Monster Ball tour — ostensibly to “balance his schedule” — in the wake of criticism for punching a fan at a tour stop in Vancouver.