Entertainment marketing mogul Steve Stoute was subjected to an unfortunate situation last night during the Essence Music Festival. As Kanye West was preparing to hit the stage there was a fair amount of action going on just below the platform involving the mogul. According to eyewitnesses, Stoute and a friend were stopped by security at the Superdome when the party attempted to enter a private area of the venue. After Stoute was denied access a minor confrontation between the mogul and security began to escalate. Minutes later the heated executive was escorted to a back area of the ‘Dome where the back and forth continued. Following a brief shoving match between Stoute and the swelling security, the brand manager was placed against a wall and handcuffed.
Courtesy of MTV-Rapfix