A deejay duo claim that they were handcuffed and dragged off stage at a University of Alabama frat party after telling revelers to “put yo’ hands up” during their performance.
Vicetone, real names Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool, tweeted, “So I just got handcuffed and dragged off stage at this college party for ‘inciting a riot’ by yelling something like ‘put yo hands up.’ ”
The Dutch duo followed up the tweet at 1:15 a.m. Saturday by saying, “Obviously got released cause I did nothing wrong – also huge shoutout to University of Alabama for throwing down tonight.” The tweets were subsequently deleted.
A video of the Tuscaloosa party posted on Twitter shows an unidentified individual on stage in a hospital gown drinking 4 Loko, which is a combination of malt liquor and caffeine.
A University of Alabama police officer told PEOPLE that neither Den Boer nor Pool were arrested, but said officers were called to the party for “crowd control.”
In a statement, the university said, “According to campus officials, the party continued past the designated curfew. As the music was turned off and party was being shut down because of the curfew violation, the DJs interfered and began to incite the crowd.
“To ensure safety and assist the officers, one of the DJs was briefly restrained and taken off stage while the crowd was being dispersed. They were not arrested. The incident had nothing to do with what the DJ said, only that he interfered with the process of ending the party.”
Campus officials did not advise the deejays the party was being shut down, a manager for the duo tells PEOPLE.
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One student tweeted an apology that police intervened at the show, “Sorry you guys had to go through that crap here. You guys were lit.”
It’s not clear whether anyone was arrested at the party.