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Rapper Immortal Technique arrested after confrontation with bootlegger


Popular underground rapper Immortal Technique was arrested last week in California for confronting and allegedly attacking a street vendor who was selling unauthorized merchandise with his logo.

The rapper, whose birth name is Felipe Andres Coronel, was arrested along with his tour manager, Steven McDaniel, and charged with suspicion of robbery and attempting to dissuade a victim from reporting a crime. The pair were allegedly among a group of people who approached the vendors outside The Observatory in Santa Ana, California.

“The group confronted them over a dispute that the group was not receiving any money from the sales of the T-shirts,” police told The Los Angeles Times. “The victims stated they were beaten and had their T-shirts, cash and cellphones forcibly taken from them.”

Both Coronel and McDaniel were released after posting $50,000 bail on March 27.

Early Saturday morning Technique used Twitter to thank supporters who reached out to him after the incident and let his fans that he will soon make an official statement on the matter:



Immortal Technique is currently co-headlining The People’s Champions tour with Talib Kweli. See the upcoming tour dates below.

March 31 – Dallas
April 3 – Houston
April 4 – New Orleans
April 6 – Miami
April 8 – Atlanta
April 9 – Carrboro, North Carolina
April 10 – Asheville, North Carolina
April 11 – Baltimore
April 14 – New York City
April 15 – Boston
April 16 – New Haven, Connecticut
April 17 – Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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