Police Detain Rapper At High School Graduation For Tossing $10,000 To Crowd

For a lot of youths, it can seem like the entire job of cops is to wreck their good time.

For some, that's because they always seem to show up just as a party is getting good. For others, this law enforcement bummer seems to come in the form of officers telling them where they can and can't skateboard.

But perhaps the clearest example of a police-related buzzkill recently happened in Atlanta when an up-and-coming rapper went from making it rain to be being detained at his high school graduation.

You may not have heard of him yet, but rapper Metro Marrs seems to have a promising career ahead of him.

He's the youngest artist signed to Quality Control Music, which is known for having famous acts such as Migos and Lil Yachty among its roster.

And while graduating from high school is a big moment for many teenagers, it was particularly significant for Metro because he told The Shade Room that his parents wouldn't let him sign to the label if he didn't.

Combine that with the fact that he hadn't seen his classmates all year due to the pandemic and it becomes easy to understand why he'd want to celebrate in a big way.

As we can see in this video that made the rounds on Twitter, he did this by tossing bundles of cash into the crowd that apparently totalled up to $10,000.

As he said to The Shade Room, he considered this a way of giving back to his fellow students, some of whom may not have received any money for graduation. He also said that he waited until every student accepted their diplomas before he did it.

But while the noise from the crowd suggested his fellow students were more than happy with the gesture, it was clear that school officials and police were not.

We could see that one staff member gently tried to intervene while Metro was throwing the cash but TMZ reported that police detained him for disorderly conduct and trying to incite a riot.

He was released after several hours and reportedly fined but it's not clear if he's still facing any charges.

But while that's likely not how Metro wanted the ceremony to end, he has no regrets about his cash-throwing stunt.

In his words, "I was creating a moment that would be memorable. I had to do that for the last time. Everybody was lit!"

He also said that some parents joined in when his classmates chanted "let him go" at the arresting officers and that his school had largely gotten over the stunt when he returned to pick up his diploma.

As he put it, "They root for me, they’re on my side. They’ve seen me develop while I was in school. I’ve been doing music since 9th grade."

h/t: The Shade Room