Trick Daddy Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Rapper Trick Daddy, who was arrested with his manager Saturday after scuffling with police and bouncers at a North Miami Beach nightclub, has been charged with disorderly conduct.

The confrontation took place when bouncers at the Bermuda Bar and Grill spotted Trick Daddy (born Maurice Young) fighting with an unidentified woman in the club and attempted to usher him out. When police stepped in, Trick Daddy's manager, Alexis Thomas, reportedly began yelling at the bouncers and officers.

"It was an awful event," the performer's attorney, Steven M. Rosen, said. "[Trick Daddy] is a nonviolent person, and it was an unfortunate incident that I don't see him being punished for. And when the day comes, I think a judge or jury will agree."

A date for a court hearing has not been set, Rosen said.

"Trick had a disagreement with a girl who is a friend that he knows, and there was overreaction first by the bouncers, who called the police, who overreacted, themselves,

in arresting him," Rosen said. "Trick's manager was Maced and severely beaten for no cause and ended up in the hospital."

Thomas was charged with battery on a police officer, resisting an officer with violence, and disorderly conduct after he allegedly pushed an officer to the floor, put him in a choke hold and punched him several times in the face, according to police spokesperson Warren Hardison.

In May 1991, Trick Daddy was sentenced to four years in prison for armed trafficking with intent to distribute cocaine, according to the Miami New Times. He was released on probation after serving a year of that sentence, but he was later arrested for violating the terms of the release and served two more years in prison, the publication reported.

Trick Daddy's latest album, "Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47," was released Tuesday; his most recent single, "Boy," is currently in rotation on rap and R&B radio.