Scribe arrested in Wellington's Courtenay Place

Last updated 14:02 20/11/2011
Rapper Scribe is interviewed on the red carpet ahead of the 2010 NZ Music Awards.
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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: Rapper Scribe is interviewed on the red carpet ahead of the 2010 NZ Music Awards. The rapper has been arrested and released without charge for disorderly conduct.

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Rapper Scibe has labelled his arrest by police in Wellington's Courtenay Place early yesterday as "illegal'' and ''racist''.

The rapper - whose name is Malo Luafutu - was arrested by police in the early hours of Saturday morning for disorder.

He was released soon after with a warning.


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At 2.17am, Scribe posted on his Facebook page: "I got arrested illegally tonight for rapping..Once I started Telling the cops it was illegal for them to hold me without charge or reading my rights and delaying me from speaking to a lawyer they let me go...hahaha F*** the police..Tiki Taane.''

Later he posted: "I was dissing the police in my freestyle and their EGO couldnt handle it..Honest to GOD I was taking photos from my fans while handcuffed!Lol

''I was right on Courtenay Place walking home with my cousin freestyling..The cop tried to stop me from rapping I said "Your eyes are dialated and your chewing that gum hard out have you been smoking P?"......Nek Munnutt...Im under arrest and they arrest my cousin who was protesting against it..half an hour later they let us go...''

He also tweeted details of his arrest, saying:

"Just got out of the cells..Pfffft F*** the police.... I got illegally arrested & released without charge..Wow I expected it from CHCH but racist police in Welli! Wow...!!!!'', he posted on Twitter.

Kiwi musician King Kapisi also took to Twitter after hearing of Scribes arrest: " WTF??Now our peoples @scribe are getting arrested 4 Freestyling??This is some Stoopid ignorant Sh*t!I cant Freestyle in town no more? #DUMB!''.

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