By Chris Nashawaty
Updated June 12, 2010 at 07:16 PM EDT

Kanye West protege, Kid Cudi, was arrested on Friday in New York and charged with felony criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance after authorities were called to respond to a disturbance involving the rapper and an unidentified woman, according to MTV News. It is not the artist’s first brush with the law. Late last year, Kid Cudi was arrested in Los Angeles and was later released by the police in a case of mistaken identity. A month earlier, he narrowly escaped prosecution when a fan he allegedly punched during a Vancouver concert declined to press charges.