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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police say rapper N.O.R.E. was arrested following a fight with a customer at a Miami Beach hamburger restaurant.

The 31-year-old performer was formerly known as Noreaga. His real name is Victor Santiago.

He was arrested early Sunday.

Police say Santiago, of New York, caused a disruption at the Fatburger by yelling at another customer, ripping up a bouquet of flowers and throwing a cup filled with a yellow liquid at the customer.

Authorities said the rapper punched the man in the face, and yelled "Do you know who I am?"

Santiago was charged with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Miami-Dade county jail and released. It was not immediately clear whether he has retained a lawyer.