Wyclef Jean was handcuffed and detained by Los Angeles authorities according to the New York Times. Apparently it was a case of mistaken identity. Right. Clef took to Twitter to explain what took place in the early hours Tuesday morning. Apparently Clef matched the description of a suspect that committed a robbery near the studio where he was working.
LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs? pic.twitter.com/vjRfJUkooA
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017
In an attempt by the New York Times to get further information from the local authorities, Sgt. D. Walker an officer on duty at the West Hollywood Station, said: “I know that he was detained” but had no additional details.
This story is not surprising to anyone who is conscious in America. This happens multiple times a day across this country to black and brown people. The interesting thing is this is Wyclef Jean. A multi-platinum, grammy award winning artist, who has the means to deal with a situation like this legally, if he chooses. What about the countless others that don’t have the means?
Flip the pages for Clef detailing what happened when he left the studio early Tuesday morning.