Dipset member Jim Jones reportedly fell victim to racial profiling when confronted by Newark International Airport police last week in New Jersey.
According to the rapper’s representative, Jones was forced to exit his vehicle and have it searched after driving out to pick up a friend.
Jim Jones claims he was the victim of racial profiling at Newark Airport last week — when he was pulled over by 4 white cops, who ordered him out of the car while they searched the vehicle for drugs … and TMZ has the pic. A rep for the “We Fly High” rapper tells us … Jones was at the airport Friday, waiting to pick up a friend (who asks Jim Jones to pick them up from the airport?) when he was approached by a police officer who told Jim he smelled weed coming from Jones’ car. You can see in the pic … four cops surrounded Jones while he was ordered out of the car and told to place his hands on the trunk. The cops searched both Jim’s person and his car. (TMZ)
While his rep claims racial profiling took place, a New York/New Jersey Port Authoritiy source said the matter is being investigated.
Jim’s rep tells us … cops didn’t find a single piece of the green stuff — but still issued Jim a citation for driving without a license. Jim’s rep says the rapper is furious over the incident — explaining, “He was searched for nothing more than racial profiling.” A rep for the NY/NJ Port Authority tells us … they were unaware of the situation and are currently looking into it. (TMZ)
Over the winter, former rap star MC Hammer blasted police for allegedly racially profiling him.
“chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said'”Are you on parole or probation?,” Hammer tweeted February 23rd.
“While I was handing him my ID he reached in my car and tried to pull me out the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet. ..”
“It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!! But make no mistake he’s dangerous ..”
“only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge. I was citied for obstruction smh”
“You have to know me to understand I was laughing when he was grunting and pulling on me .. I had just left the weight room ..”
“I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy !!!” (MC Hammer’s Twitter)
Last year, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz called out New York City police for arresting him over jewelry at LaGuardia Airport.
“They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag,” 2 Chainz told MTV News in an exclusive telephone interview. “It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff. … I do exclusive pieces. My pieces are actual conversation pieces, like, literally. When you see my gold, when you see my stuff, it’s something to conversate about. People weren’t doing four-finger rings and all that. I just like to set myself apart, so I definitely wasn’t trying to beat nobody up on the airplane or nothing.” (MTV)