Rappers’ Party at Downtown Hilton Ends with Arrests, Injuries

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MILWAUKEE - An out-of-control party in the downtown Hilton’s presidential suite apparently stemmed from a show featuring rappers 8Ball and MJG. The rap duo appeared at 618 Live, 618 N. Water Street, late Friday night. Nick Murado, the club’s operations manager said he had no problems during the show. “Everybody had a great time,” said Murado. “We closed about 1:30. Everybody left uneventfully.” It was after the show, ten blocks away at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, where a VIP after-show party got dangerously unruly. Hotel security called police at 2:30 a.m. Saturday and told a dispatcher that 30-40 people had packed into a guest suite and refused to leave. It is unknown how long the rappers known as 8Ball, MJG or members of their group attended the party. Like in the rapper's music videos, police reports say there was a lot of alcohol, loud music and a rowdy crowd in the hotel room. A supervisor at the hotel said he witnessed people beating a man on a hotel security camera. The 35-year-old victim went to the hospital. He told investigators he paid $25 for a VIP pass to the party and later got struck in the head intervening in a fight. Police arrested the 36-year-old man who booked the 24th floor hotel room for giving false and incomplete information to police. The man told police he performed one song on stage with 8Ball and MJG during their performance using his stage name “Little Tweezy,” according to arrest documents. Police say the suspect had $2,449 in cash in his pants pockets. He told investigators he had the cash because “I’m an entertainer.” The suspect was later released without charges. Police said they are seeking the suspects responsible for beating the victim. The Hilton Milwaukee City Center’s general manager confirmed there was a disturbance in one of the hotel rooms and said the party was confined to one room.