MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Singer Kelis was charged early Friday with trying to disrupt a police operation by rushing toward and screaming racial profanities at officers, according to a police report.
Kelis Rogers-Jones, 27, was detained at 4:30 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, a Miami Beach police arrest report said.
She was released on $1,500 bond hours later, Miami-Dade County jail spokeswoman Janelle Hall said.
The officers were working along a main avenue in the South Beach nightclub district when Kelis started screaming racial profanities at them, the report said.
The report said the officers were talking with a group of men on the street when Kelis rushed toward them, screaming that one of the men in the group was her husband.
Kelis — famous for her 2003 album, "Tasty," and its chart-topping single, "Milkshake" — married rapper Nas in 2005.
According to the report, the officers were questioning the men about two suspected female prostitutes who were spotted in the area. The officers asked Kelis to step away, but the report states that she continued shouting.
She then rushed toward them and had to be restrained by her friends, the report said.
Kelis' "actions caused people walking by to stop and form a crowd. The sidewalk was blocked by the disturbance causing people to walk in the street and cause traffic to stop," the report said.
She calmed down for a few seconds, but then started shouting at the officers and charged them again, the report said.
Kelis resisted arrest while being handcuffed, the report said.
Earlier, a female fan recognized Nas and shouted, "I love you, Nas," according to the report. Kelis allegedly responded by screaming profanities at the woman, police said.
A telephone call placed to Nas' record label Def Jams was not immediately returned after business hours Friday.
Kelis' publicist, Tracy Nguyen, would not comment on the arrest. It wasn't immediately clear if Kelis' had attorney.