Young US rapper Metro Marrs kicked out of high school graduation for throwing cash on classmates

A young rapper who was kicked out of his school graduation for throwing thousands in cash says he doesn't regret it - despite being detained by police.

Metro Marrs, whose real name is Marquise Smith, was one of hundreds of students who graduated from Langston Hughes High School in Georgia on Sunday.

The 18-year-old told Channel 2 he wanted to "go big or go home" and in order to make this happen, he threw approximately $10,000 in cash skywards and into the crowd as he walked across the stage.

As the crowd cheered, police moved in to take Marrs away - but he says he wasn't arrested, nor charged.

A spokesperson from the school told Channel 2 the incident didn't impact the ceremony.

"The incident occurred at the end of the program and, other than a slight delay, did not impact the ceremony. We are proud of the graduates at Langston Hughes High and celebrate their accomplishments." Marrs was only 17 when he signed last year with Quality Control Music, making him the youngest artist on the Atlanta-based record label, which also represents Migos, Lil Baby and City Girls.