According to press agency WENN (World Entertainment News Network), Jay was arrested this morning (12 September) in central London. A number of photographs are printed together with the following description:
JAMIROQUAI singer JAY KAY was arrested this morning (12SEP06) after allegedly attacking a photographer outside a London nightclub.
The DEEPER UNDERGROUND hitmaker left London's exclusive Kabaret nightspot and began shouting at the paparazzi gathered outside.
He roared, "What you looking at?" and launched verbal tirades at photographers before he appeared to slap one snapper around the face.
Security staff manning the door at Kabaret bundled Kay into his waiting people carrier, but he refused to leave the scene and ventured back onto the street to issue more insults.
Police arrived moments later, handcuffed Kay and arrested him on suspicion of assault. He was taken to Saville Row police station for questioning.
Photographer ROWAN LAWRENCE, who was outside the club when the incident took place, says, "Jay looked like he'd had far too much to drink and was in a bad way.
"There was no provocation for his actions and the guy had done nothing when Jay hit him around the face."
Kay has a history of picking fights with paparazzi - in 2002 he was left with a broken nose after being head-butted by photographer ALAN GRISBROOK in an argument over a broken camera. (SC/WN)