Friday, March 27, 2015 10:12PMSANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) –Immortal Technique was arrested for allegedly beating and robbing a couple of T-shirt vendors outside the Observatory in Santa Ana Thursday, where he was slated to perform with Talib Kweli.

The rapper, whose real name is Felipe Andres Coronel, was arrested along with tour manager Steven Alexander McDaniel.

Both men were booked on suspicion of robbery and attempting to prevent or dissuade a victim from reporting a crime, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

The vendors told Santa Ana police they were confronted by a group of 10 to 12 members of the rapper’s entourage at about 7:45 p.m.

The victims had their T-shirts, cash and cellphones forcibly taken from them. Police say the violent confrontation was over the vendors selling T-shirts with the rapper’s logo.

“The group confronted them about not receiving money from the sale of the T-shirts,” Bertagna said.

Both men posted $50,000 bail and were released Friday, according to jail records.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Ghandi wasn’t killed by Pakistani nationals
He was assassinated by a Hindu radical
And Che Guevara, rebel to a U.S. continent
Was sold to the C.I.A. by Bolivian communists
Wasn’t Yitzhak Rabin murdered by a Zionist
And Anwar Sadat a victim of the same violence?
Malcolm X was seen as a threat to the F.B.I.
But to blast ‘em they used Muslims from the N.O.I.
Even the 35th President of the Republic
Was murdered by factions of his own government
—  Felipe Andres Coronel, aka Immortal Technique, “The Martyr”

The point of guerilla war, is not to succeed
It’s always been just to make the enemy bleed
Deprivin’ the soldiers of the peace of mind that they need
Bullets are hard to telegraph when they bob and they weave
The only way a Guerilla War can ever be over
Is when the occupation, can’t afford more soldiers
Until they have to draft the last of you into the service
And you refuse cause you don’t see the purpose
The only way to counter the insurgents that are well-equipped
Is to paint the people fighting for freedom as terrorists
Then find a faction lookin’ for foreign investments
Install them with power and murder any objections
You can’t stop a revolution from breathin’
So to beat ‘em they offer people the illusion of freedom
But when you’re done dreamin’ and wake up, tortured for treason
Then you can see them, hidin’ behind the God they believe in

Felipe Andres Coronel, aka Immortal Technique

The ghetto is like a prison with invisible bars
No matter where you at, it always follows you where you are
And it’s hard out there for a pimp to get out of
But it’s harder for the hooker that he beat the shit out of
I got niggas underground in the Confederate states
Ironically running from slavery that prison creates
So I never hate on the South: I respect their vision
I just hate on niggas that promote Samboism
And white execs that love to see us in that position
They reflect the stereotypes of America’s vision
They want us dancing, cooning and hollering
Only respect us for playing sports and modeling
More than racism: it’s stay in your place-ism
More people are trapped in practical blackface-ism
So fuck a Civil War between the North and the South
It’s between field niggas and slaves that are stuck in the house
—  Immortal Technique aka Felipe Andres Coronel in “Civil War”
Hold the person that you love closely if they’re next to you. The one you love, not the person that will simply have sex with you. Appreciate them to the fullest extent and then beyond because you never really know what you got, until its gone.
—  Felipe Andres “Immortal Technique” Coronel