Kelis Charged With Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest

Singer, out on bail, allegedly screamed racial profanities and rushed toward two officers.

Kelis was arrested early Friday (March 2) in Miami Beach, Florida, after allegedly screaming racial profanities and rushing toward two female officers who were posing as prostitutes.

The 27-year-old singer and wife to rapper Nas was detained at 4:30 a.m. and charged with two misdemeanors: disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.

According to the police report obtained by The Associated Press, undercover officers were posing as prostitutes along the 1400 block of Collins Avenue — the heart of South Beach's famed nightclub district — when Kelis began shouting slurs. (A spokesperson for the Miami Beach Police Department did not immediately return calls.)

She then allegedly charged the officers and had to be restrained by friends. When Kelis charged them a second time, the officers handcuffed the singer, who authorities say resisted arrest.

Kelis, whose last name is Rogers-Jones, was taken to Miami-Dade County Jail, where she was later released on a $1,500 bail bond.

Kelis, best known for her single "Milkshake," currently has several projects in the works, including a clothing line and cookbook (see "Kelis Wants To Help You Dress, Cook — But She Won't Do Your Taxes"). Her publicist had no comment on the incident.