Rapper Tackled, Cuffed and Frogmarched From Mall After Organizing Flash Mob (Video)
This wasn’t supposed to happen…
Rising Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly was tackled and handcuffed after he organized a flash mob in a local mall.
Machine Gun Kelly was frogmarched from the SouthPark mall after he organized a flash mob on Saturday.
Rising Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly was handcuffed and led away from SouthPark mall in Strongsville this evening amid a flash mob he organized.
Earlier in the week, Machine Gun Kelly — whose real name is Colson Baker — used social media to poll his fans, asking them which suburban Cleveland mall they wanted to gather at.
The rapper ultimately settled on Strongsville, Saturday at 5 p.m.
About that time, someone calling himself machinegunkelly on Twitter posted: “They’re kicking out (people with) costumes … Be normal, I guess? No harm here, we just like fun!”
Not long after that, someone posted a picture of the shirtless rapper — revealing a huge MGK tattoo across his shoulder blades — in handcuffs on Twitter. Fans soon posted videos on YouTube showing hundreds of people — mostly white teens and young adults — gathered in the mall’s food court watching police wrestle with the rapper and chanting “MGK” as officers led him away.
By 6 p.m., fans were posting messages on Machine Gun Kelly’s Facebook page seeking his release. Within hours, the rapper posted a message on Twitter saying he and the others were free.