After performing on the first two dates of the "Up In Smoke" tour, rapper Nate Dogg was arrested in Pomona, California on Saturday for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and setting her mother's car on fire.
According to the Associated Press, a SWAT team arrested Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel Hale, at about 12:30 p.m. (PT) on Saturday at the rapper's home in Pomona. Hale has been accused of holding his former girlfriend, identified only as woman named Rhoda, at her home in Lakewood, California against her will, assaulting her, and then torching her mother's vehicle, which was believed to be parked on the premises.
After being taken into custody, Hale was subsequently charged and booked for making terrorist threats, arson, and domestic violence. The rapper, who had performed the night before at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, was released from a Los Angeles County Jail after posting $1 million bail.
Nate Dogg, a cousin of fellow rapper Snoop
Dogg, was traveling and performing as part of the arena "Up In Smoke" tour, an outing that also features Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eminem, Xzibit, Tha Eastsidaz, Kurupt, and Warren G.
The "Up In Smoke" tour is scheduled to play the San Jose Arena on Monday night.