In an interview with Good Morning America, Wyclef Jean shared details about an incident that occurred this Tuesday, in which he was being mistaken for an armed robbery suspect. The famous rapper was pulled over and handcuffed by deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department while he was on his way to his hotel.watch Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie online now
Because there was a lot of confusion about the incident, Wyclef decided to explain everything in detail on Good Morning America. “After I got out of the car, I have my backpack on, I’m coming from the recording studio. I’m automatically rushed. When I’m rushed, guns are drawn, which is the part you don’t see … I’m pulled over. I say, ‘Well, my name is Wyclef Jean.’ Then I’m taken and put in handcuffs in the back,” Wyclef said in the interview.
The rapper revealed that no one even decided to share a reason why he was being handcuffed. “The point I want to make and the racial profiling is that basically I feel like I was targeted as a black man. It is clear and was obvious because when I was getting out of the car and the way that the cops rushed me, the conversation that I was having with them, it was a silent and a death conversation. So as a citizen, I feel that, it is only right that if I am telling you my name and who I am, it only takes a second with the technology that we have to basically press a button and Google and say, ‘This is Wyclef Jean,’” further explained Jean.
The rapper ended up being wrongfully detained after an armed robbery occurred at a gas station in West Hollywood. According to Wyclef, he didn’t receive fair treatment from the deputies. “”I have to tell you, I was scared for my life to the point where I could have acted different and if I had, something different could have happened,” noted Jean towards the end of the interview.