Rapper Big Sean is in as much trouble as his name might indicate after he was arrested and charged with sexual assault. Currently on tour with Wiz Khalifa, the performer was at a gig in Lewiston, New York when an unidentified woman alerted authorities she'd been touched, assaulted and unlawfully imprisoned by Big Sean and Willie Hansbro. The pair was later taken by police to the station where they were booked and released on five hundred dollars bail a piece.
According to MTV News, Big Sean has already hired heavyweight criminal attorney Scott E. Lemon who issued a statement iterating his client's innocence. “I am confident, that after further investigation, both men will be vindicated.”
The rapper, born Sean Anderson, was arrested along with Willie Hansbro at approximately 9:50 p.m. ET after the woman issued the complaint. The Finally Famous rapper, who is currently on Khalifa's Rolling Papers Tour, performed Thursday night at Artpark in Lewiston, New York. Big Sean and Hansbro were eventually released on $500 bail each.
The two men, both hailing from Detroit, have been charged with forcible touching, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree and sex abuse in the third degree and will have to appear in court. "Both men were charged with misdemeanors and they both vehemently deny the allegations," Sean's lawyer, Scott E. Lemon, said in a press release issued to MTV News. "I am confident, that after further investigation, both men will be vindicated."
Big Sean has been riding high since his debut album, Finally Famous, hit #3 on the Billboard albums chart this past June. The LP's lead single, "My Last," hit #1 on the Billboard rap chart, and the 23-year old MC earned his first Video Music Awards nomination in the Best New Artist category