NEW YORK — Last night at a release party for Pete Rock and Smif N Wessun’s album, “Monumental,” police got into several physical altercations with fans, family members and supporters of the artists. Rapper Pete Rock claimed on Twitter that his daughter punched an officer in the face, and that he saw police beat another woman:
“Deez police are outta hand, i saw them beat up a woman. Lame and short,they were short smurfy cops,without badge and gun they soft!”
“See my daughter punched da lil asian cop in da face,thats why i have not moved from dis precinct until she comes out. Dat was da malay”
According to Twitter, several other people were sent to the hospital and associates of Smif N Wessun, were arrested and beaten. Smif N Wessun member Tek tweeted:
F the police! They f my my man @LOUIESKAGGS up 4noffin 2night! Can we all say
Video of the incident was taken by UK DJ Jay Diamond.
In the video, the NYPD can be seen assaulting a man and woman at 2:53, and a police officer hits rapper Rock of the group Heltah Skeltah at 4:35
Another overhead video shows the large police presence and police pushing a person into some garbage at 0:10 and attacking a man at 0:56.
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