Rapper Chanel West Coast Arrested For Alleged Battery, Claims Police Assaulted Her
Chanel West Coast, a rapper and MTV personality, was arrested Tuesday night outside West Hollywood’s 1OAK nightclub on suspicion of battery.
Chanel West Coast Arrested
Chanel West Coast, whose real name is Chelsea Chanel Dudley, was taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department following a citizen’s arrested at 1OAK. Dudley, 26, had allegedly gotten into an altercation with another woman inside the club. When she was kicked out of the venue, she then proceeded to fight with security, according to TMZ.
“Deputies responded to a call of a citizen holding a battery suspect,” Sergeant Kevin Rasmussen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station told People. “Upon arrival, security guards had detained that young lady and placed her under private person’s or citizen’s arrest, at which point deputies took control of her [and] brought her to the station.”
Dudley was released from jail not long after her arrest.
Wednesday afternoon Dudley took to Twitter to slam the arresting officers, claiming that they used unnecessary force while taking her into custody, leaving her with bruises.
“I was assaulted by police last night for no reason and have bruises all over my arms,” Dudley wrote. “Police have gotten out of fucking hand in this country!!! This shit ain’t a race issue its a cop issue!!!! Time to put an end to this!!!”
“I was violently held by 2 huge men cops last night for nothing and have bruises all over my arms,” Dudley continued. “Can someone explain why a tiny 5’3 98lb women needs 2 men officers to hold her down and bruise her arms? Last night I witnessed police brutality first hand and I’m completely outraged. There are real criminals out there and I’m getting arrested?”
I was assaulted by police last night for no reason and have bruises all over my arms. pic.twitter.com/stUpOyPA1Y
— Chanel (@chanelwestcoast) August 5, 2015
In videos taken of Dudley’s arrest, an officer can be heard telling Dudley that he would not have arrested her if she hadn’t punched him. “I told you you could go home after you kicked me, and then you punched me,” the cop says in a video obtained by TMZ. “I tried to let you go home. Understand that. Too late now.”
“I wasn’t kicking and attacking. You sound crazy. I’m sorry, but like kicking and attacking? I’ve been on TV for 17 seasons,” Dudley argues. “Do you think I would be kicking and attacking?”
Dudley is signed to Lil Wayne‘s Young Money Entertainment label and co-hosts MTV comedy video show Ridiculousness.