"Birthday Sex" Singer Arrested at Newark Airport - NBC New York

"Birthday Sex" Singer Arrested at Newark Airport



    "Birthday Sex" Singer Arrested at Newark Airport
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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 31 : Jeremih posing on the red carpet at the Powerhouse 2014 concert at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa on October 31, 2014 photo credit Star Shooter / MediaPunch/IPX

    A popular R&B singer was arrested Friday at Newark Airport after authorities say he attempted to illegally board a plane despite having missed the boarding call.

    According to Port Authority police, a member of Jeremih Felton's entourage, who was already on the U.S. Airways flight to Phoenix, opened the closed jet way door to allow the singer and another man onto the plane.

    Felton, a Def Jam Recordings artist best known for his hit single "Birthday Sex," and his associate were charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of law, officials said.

    Dontate Cunningham, the man who allegedly opened the door for Felton, was also arrested and charged with defiant trespass.

    The men were being held by Port Authority police Friday evening, but were expected to be released barring any outstanding warrants.