Southern actor/rapper David Banner has provided some context behind his recent Washington, D.C. arrest outside of a nightclub and revealed what really sparked the incident.
According to Banner, racial tensions and unfair treatment ultimately caused his physical altercation.
“Let me say this, I will say this though – the stuff that happened to me didn’t have anything to do with me getting into a club,” Banner said. “It had to do with me taking up for the way black people were being treated who who supporting a club that wasn’t owned by black people. I didn’t like the way my people were being treated. The truth is I could buy a club. So it wasn’t nothing about that. As a matter of fact, I was there with two doctors. [Would I go back?] No. I think I’m done with clubs unless I’m getting paid.” (TMZ)
In mid-June, David cleared up his image following the widespread arrest coverage.
According to reports, cops arrested Banner for getting into an altercation with a nightclub bouncer.
Witnesses tell TMZ it all started after someone in Banner’s crew got denied at Ozio Restaurant & Lounge early Sunday in D.C. According to the police report, he clenched a fist and told the bouncer, “I got you n*****, I got you. You a sellout n*****. I got money.” He also allegedly threw money and credit cards at the bouncer during the exchange. (TMZ)
A few days prior, Banner made sure to reference the incident on Instagram.