A number of Boosie's crewmates face felony assault charges for fighting a security guard as well as a police officer after getting kicked out of a mall in Biloxi.
A shopping excursion quickly turned violent for Boosie Badazz and his crew. A clash with authorities ensued after the rapper unwittingly caused around 100 fans to gather around him at a Dillard's department store at the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, MS.
The unexpected fanfare caused a Dillard's security guard to command Boosie and his entourage to leave the store. The guard then discharged pepper spray in the group's direction.
"The security guard just kept saying, 'Leave, leave, leave.' When he didn't leave, the security guard just Maced him," a witness, Crystal Whitmore, told The Sun Herald.
Shortly after the pepper spray, Boosie and his group exited the store, followed by the security guard. That's when a full-on brawl broke out, reportedly involving the same security guard, five of Boosie's associates, and a Biloxi police officer.
Three men, 19-year-old Ivy Givens of Baton Rouge, LA, 26-year-old Patrick Tolbert of Mobile, AL, 32-year-old Sedale Coleman of Tucker, GA, were charged with simple assault of a law enforcement officer as well as simple assault of a security officer. Givens and Tolbert were both released on Monday upon posting $50,000 bail.
Two 17-year-old minors were also charged for their involvement in the fight. One was dealt two assault charges -- for both the guard and the officer, while the other received just one charge for assaulting the officer.
After the brawl, the assailants left in a van and were reportedly arrested soon after about four miles away from the mall. The group's driver, 33-year-old Ollie Harper of Atlanta, was also arrested and charged with possession of a stolen gun.
Boosie was not arrested, as he was not involved in the fight. He and his team had been in the area for a performance at Black Beach Week.