Rapper A$AP Rocky was allegedly attacked by a group of men in an elevator after performing in Auckland on Wednesday.
TMZ reported the incident broke out about 3am, as A$AP was getting into an elevator at the Pullman Hotel with a group of women.
The website reported three men tried to jump in, but were deterred by the international artist who said there was no room.
It's understood the trio turned on him landing blows to the head and face as he tried to protect his female companions.
During the assault witnesses heard the offenders crying "F**k A$AP!". Hotel security intervened until police arrived and arrested one suspect.
TMZ also said a 35-year-old local man was taken away on charges of assault and resisting police.
There was no word as to what injuries the star received during the scuffle.
Inspector Peter Raines of police northern communications confirmed there was a disorder incident at the Pullman Hotel early this morning.
Police were called to the hotel at 3.14am and arrested three people in relation to the disorder.
A police officer was slightly injured and taken to hospital.
Mr Raines said he had suffered a puncture wound to the arm from a broken bottle.