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Comedian Mike Epps Apologizes for Dancing With Kangaroo on Stage in Detroit

 / Updated  / Source: Associated Press
In this April 27, 2016, file photo, Mike Epps attends the LA Premiere of "Keanu" held at ArcLight Cinerama Dome Theater in Los Angeles.John Salangsang / AP

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DETROIT — Actor and comedian Mike Epps is apologizing for dancing on stage with a kangaroo in front of a screaming crowd at a Detroit comedy show.

In a video of the Friday night event, Epps can be seen holding the animal's harness. A man is seen picking up the animal and carrying it around the stage.

Epps got some blowback on social media. He posted on Instagram late Sunday that he wants to "sincerely apologize to everybody."

He said things got out of hand but he didn't mean any harm. He said he doesn't own the kangaroo and plans to donate money to a foundation to help the animals.

TMZ reported Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating.

The USDA didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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