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Machine Gun Kelly arrested after organizing flash mob

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly is arrested after organizing a flash mob in a suburban Cleveland mall Saturday, August 20, 2011. YouTube

Machine Gun Kelly arrested after organizing flash mob
Machine Gun Kelly is arrested after organizing a flash mob in a suburban Cleveland mall
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(CBS/AP) STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Rapper Machine Gun Kelly was arrested Saturday after police say he organized a flash mob via Twitter at a suburban Cleveland mall.

Strongsville police say the group gathered Saturday and mall management asked three people standing on a table near a second-floor railing to step down. Kelly was among the three. When they refused to get down, the police were called in.

Kelly was then charged with disorderly conduct. However, police say the individuals are no longer in custody.

"All yall industry cats, yall wanna see a REAL movement? Holler at my fans," Kelly tweeted after his release. "Today was a statement. EST till the death, lace up. Cult s**t."

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs told MTV this month that he signed Kelly, an Ohio native, to his Bad Boy Records label.

"Machine Gun" was the nickname of George Kelly, a Prohibition-era gangster in the 1920s and 30s.

Meanwhile, Ohio newspaper The Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson recently vetoed an ordinance that would have criminalized some uses of social media. The ordinance was aimed at curbing the recent trend of  flash mobs.

  • Crimesider Staff

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