Yung Bleu Claims He Was Racially Profiled By Georgia Business Owner & Police Officers: They Approached Me & My Team For Absolutely Nothing
Yung Bleu is opening up about a negative experience he recently faced while shopping in Georgia.
Yesterday (Monday, Aug. 23rd), rapper Yung Bleu (real name Jeremy Biddle) spoke out about being racially profiled. While shopping at a trailer company in Gainesville, Georgia, Yung Bleu claims the store owner called the police on him and his crew. He shared a portion of what happened and uploaded two Instagram videos, captioned:
“THESE GAINESVILLE, Ga POLICE OFFICERS are racially profiling us! They approached me and my team for absolutely nothing trying to buy a trailer for my tour at (Absolute Trailers) the owner was a old white guy who called the police about they suspect fraud! I was just trying to buy a trailer! The first officers walk up with hands on guns. Damn near drawn on us saying ‘What y’all doing here.'”
“We have a brief back n forth and then As I leave the cop is sitting in the middle of the highway waiting on us. They trap and get behind me! Say my tag is obstructed but she clearly had her lights on way before she saw the back of my car! 5 cars have pulled up on us since then! Saying we do fraud and all type of lies! I HAVE MORE VIDEO BUT I will only use as evidence. We did nothing wrong!”
His first video shows a white female officer standing on the side, and the rapper proceeds to tell his side of the story. Yung Bleu states:
“Look, she pulled me over. She was in front of me. Put her lights on in front of me. They profiled me at the store, when I came down they plotted on me. ‘Til I came down they street she put her lights on before she even saw my tag. Got behind me, she was already in pursuit of me when she hit the turn. So how you know my tag was obstructed when you ain’t even get [behind me]?”
He puts the establishment, Absolute Trailers, on blast in a second video, stating:
“I’m up here at Absolute Trailers. They just profiled the s**t out of us. Called the police. Called the police on us for looking at trailers. I’m up here with my Lamb’ and my truck trying to find a trailer for tour. And they called the police on us just for looking at trailers. Talking ’bout they had a bad run in last week. Us out of everybody, the Black people out of everybody. Hm, that’s crazy.”
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After his initial upload, Yung Bleu confirmed his safety on his Twitter account and Instagram Story.
Still, earlier today (Aug. 24th), he shared a text he received that police were watching his home.
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