Oakland, California Hip Hop pioneer Too Short was arrested this morning in Boise, Idaho. The Dangerous Crew founder was taken in by police after security from the city’s Knitting Factory. Reports state that the 28-year Rap veteran attacked security, when they told Short he was not permitted to bring under-aged women backstage at the drinking venue. Short and an associate were arrested for misdemeanor battery.
Too Short has been released from Ada County Jail this morning, says The Idaho Statesman newspaper. He will be expected to return to a Boise court date on August 4th.
Earlier this year, Too Short released the digital album, Still Blowin‘. He will appear on Fat Joe’s The Darkside Volume 1 album, due later this month. (July 15)
UPDATE: The morning of July 19, Too Short contacted XXLMag.com to clarify reports via a statement. While the full statement can be read there, the veteran emcee did stress, “I don’t blame these outlets for running with the story because it’s about Too Short the ‘dirty rapper’ who has never had a scandal and it involved the words ‘underage girls.’”
The emcee emphasized that he works with youth in his hometown, and refutes those reports. Short did not deny the arrest for assault.
Read his full statement and detailed account of the night at XXLMag.com.
HipHopDX will keep you posted.