News: Nas Breaks Silence On DUI Arrest, Claims He Was Profiled By Police
Monday, Dec 7, 2009 1:45PM
New York rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones has confirmed recent reports that he was arrested in Georgia on DUI charges earlier this fall and said he was a victim of police profiling.
The popular emcee was approached by media over the weekend and asked about his September arrest.
"What's going on?," Nas asked on-street media as he exited a building. "No such thing man, no such thing. Yeah, that's hilarious right? You know what it is, profiling man. But you know they can't stop a good man from shining. Y'all take care. Yeah, you know what I mean? Take care man." (TMZ)
According to lawyer John C. Mayoue, Nas is now in the clear.
A lawyer for Grammy award nominated rapper Nas refutes reports of the rapper's DUI charges from a Sept. 10 arrest. John C. Mayoue represents the New York. native. "Nas has not been charged with any offense whatsoever, including DUI," said Mayoue. "The state's own lab results were negative for any drugs, including marijuana." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
He admitted to being under the influence of marijuana when he was originally busted.
When rapper Nas was arrested for DUI this past fall, he was driving under the influence of marijuana. The star, 36 was taken in by Henry County cops near his Georgia home on Sept. 10, and according to a police report, he admitted that he was smoking weed at a friend's house before the arrest. (Us Magazine)
However, charges in the case were then reportedly dropped.
The case was dismissed after the artist's drug test came back negative, even after Nas had admitted to officials and reporters that he had been smoking marijuana before being pulled over. (The Celebrity Cafe)
Check out footage from Nas' arrest down below: