Rapper Juvenile (pictured) pleaded not guilty to a disorderly conduct charge, after he was arrested for fighting last month following an all-out melee outside a Miami hotel nightclub, reports TMZ.
A fight reportedly broke out inside the Fountainebleau Hotel’s LIV club at around 4 a.m. on August 20th. A crowd of about 100 people spilled out on to the hotel’s valet area, allegedly pushing and screaming.
When Miami police arrived on the scene to try to break up the fracas, Juvenile, whose actual name is Terius Gray, was allegedly caught fighting by police. LIV Security and police officers reportedly had to pull the New Orleans-born hip-hop performer off another man.
The latest legal case isn’t Juvenile’s first run-in with the law. The 37-year-old was also arrested in his apparently favorite stomping ground, Miami, back in 2001, when he smashed a bottle of bubbly over a man’s head in a skirmish outside a Miami comedy club. He’s also faced jail time for child support payment issues and has had drug arrests and a paternity lawsuit.
And four years ago, Juvenile made headlines when he failed to go to the funeral of his 4-year-daughter, Jelani, who was shot and killed along with her mother, Joy Deleston, 39, and older half-sister, Micaiah, 11. The three victims were brutally murdered by Deleston’s oldest child, 17-year-old Anthony Tyrone Terrell Jr. It was reported that Juvenile did not attend the service because he didn’t want to divert attention away from the ceremony with further media attention.