[U.S]–Award winning musician Wyclef Jean has revealed how he was put in handcuffs after being mistaken for an armed robber, when he was coming form a recording session.
The hip-hop artist posted a 18-second video on his Twitter account of him talking to the camera claiming it was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ after the actual suspect was reported to have been driving a similar car and also wearing a red bandana, like Wyclef was.
The 18-second clip shows the former Fugees star confused about why he is being detained.
“I’m in LA right now, coming from the studio with T-Baby, ya’ll see the police have handcuffs on me,” he is heard saying.
“They just took off my Haitian bandana. That’s what’s going on right now with Wyclef in LA right now,” he explains.
“The LAPD have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing.”
He said all through the period, he complied with their requests and explained that they had the wrong person but they reportedly ignored his explanation of being innocent and in his words, he was ‘treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person’.
“LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but I’m in handcuffs?” he tweeted.
“They proceeded to ignore me,” he explained in a later tweet.
“I was treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person.”
Police later confirmed they had detained the 47-year-old rapper while searching for an armed robbery suspect.
The officers who stopped the musician are understood to be from LA County Sheriff’s Department, rather than LAPD itself.
Wyclef Jean is a Haiti-born musician and actor who rose to fame in the mid-90s.
He is an advocate for humanitarian causes.
Wyclef once filed to run for president in his home country, Haiti in the 2010.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg