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According to his case information, which hit the 'net yesterday, Hamilton was arrested on Friday, December 10, in Cleveland, Ohio, for assault, after he reportedly caused a disturbance at a number of bars. When police attempted to subdue him, the rapper apparently struck an officer in the face.
His deposition hearing occurred Thursday, December 16, with bail set at $25,000, but reports are conflicting as to whether he is still in police custody.
While it is not yet clear what provoked Hamilton's behavior, his arrest is the latest inexplicable, self-destructive incident in an increasingly bizarre career, which includes the 'Brooklyn Girls' performer getting punched in the face on camera by his girlfriend, checking himself into a mental institution and angering J. Dilla's family by alleging a fictitious relationship with the late producer.