Trey Songz is denying he shouted racial expletives at a Detroit police officer and demanding a lawsuit against him for assault be thrown out of court.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Songz denies assaulting Sgt. Robert Avery during his 2016 arrest. He claims the allegations about him hurling racial expletives at Avery — including calling him a “cracker” and a “honkey” — are not true.
The singer is demanding the entire lawsuit be dismissed.
Earlier this year, Songz was sued by Avery, who claimed the singer of assaulted him at one of his concerts. Songz was performing at the Joe Louis Arena in December 2016, while Avery was working crowd control.
The venue cut the show short due to Songz running long and turned on the stage lighting. This caused the singer to allegedly go into a rage and he began hurling stage equipment around and allegedly hit a man in the crowd with a mic stand.
Avery attempted to arrest the singer for the assault, but Trey Songz allegedly fought back and punched the officer in the face.
The officer claimed he suffered injuries after he fell and hit his head during the incident.
The officer alleged that Songz was intoxicated and “shouted numerous expletives to the officers, including racially derogatory expletives, such as: ‘F**k you, cracker white motherf**ker,’ ‘Don’t touch me, you white motherf**ker,’ ‘F**k you all honkeys,’ and ‘F**k the police.”
Songz would be arrested and charged with assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer but would later plead guilty to two lesser counts of disturbing the peace.
The case is ongoing.