Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly , recently signed to Diddy's Bad Boy label, was arrested Saturday (Aug. 20) after organizing a flash mob that brought hundreds of screaming fans to Cleveland's South Park Mall. Watch the scene unfold below, in a video that chronicles the flash mob from entrance to arrest to prison release.
It all started on Twitter , when Kelly tweeted to his 70,000-plus followers, "I'm thinking about doing a flash mob at a mall or something tomorrow lol cleveland should we do one while I'm home?" followed by a flurry of posts over the course of three hours, deciding the location and explaining what everyone would do.
Kelly tweeted , "No one move til you hear 'Cleveland' start, once it starts run to whatever table i'm at and Lets bust a mid-mall crowd surf and RAGE HARD!!!" and then "ok, see yall tomorrow. bring funny #powerRAGER disguises, i'll bring the camera, and don't move/talk till the song plays at 5pm in foodcourt" on Friday night.
Video shows Machine Gun Kelly shouting to his fans from a food court table. He is then pulled down and handcuffed by uniformed and plain-clothes police officers, who lead him away from the scene, as the rapper's fans continue to cheer and run throughout the suburban mall.
The flash mob was set for 5 p.m., and by 6:46 p.m., Machine Gun Kelly's management had posted on Twitter, letting fans know that "MGK and the boys" were in a holding cell and to look for an update soon, along with the hashtag #FreeMGK.
A tweet was posted announcing the group's release around 8 p.m., and soon after Kelly tweeted , "If havin fun with my fans and bringin the rage back to my hometown means I have to be arrested...then keep pullin the cuffs out #iwontstop."