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Tiki Taane Arrested After Chanting F*** The Police At Tauranga Gig

Tiki Taane Arrested After Chanting F*** The Police At Tauranga Gig

Monday 11th April, 2011 1:28PM

Tiki Taane was arrested over the weekend after a gig at Illuminati in Tauranga. It's not exactly clear how things went down but at some point of the show Tiki had been chanting "fuck the police" as police officers were carrying out a standard inspection of the club.

At around 3am Sunday morning Tiki was arrested after things got out of hand and has since been charged with 'disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence to start or continue'. The bar owner is also rumoured to have been arrested.

Tiki is expected to make a statement later this afternoon - we'll update this when he does - for more info check out the post on sunlive.co.nz.

UPDATE: Here is Tiki's official statement about the incident:

At 3:25am on Sunday the 10th of April I was arrested at my R18 concert in Tauranga. I was handcuffed and taken to the cells where I spent the rest of the night. I have been charged with - Disorderly Behavior, likely to cause violence - for reciting the lyrics to a song by an American rap group called N.W.A. This song is a protest song written by Ice-Cube in 1988, and I have often played and sang along to it at my R18 concerts with no trouble at all. Also arrested was the promoter of the concert, and my DJ, who was later released uncharged. I have had an excellent rapport with the NZ Police and I intend to keep that relationship positive. I'm 34 years old and this is my first ever offence, and I feel it is unfortunate that one particular Police Officer became upset with the N.W.A lyrics I sang that night. It was an awesome concert with an amazing crowd, and this is why I always come back to Tauranga to play. I would like to thank my whanau and friends for their support, and really do hope this is resolved positively and soon. All the best to everyone involved. Peace & Love - Tiki Taane.





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