E-40 Says He Was Racially Profiled & Kicked Out Of An NBA Game: ‘I Was Absolutely Humiliated’


E-40 Says He Was Racially Profiled & Kicked Out Of An NBA Game: ‘I Was Absolutely Humiliated’

Hip hop vet E-40 says he was a victim of racism recently.

Shortly after footage of the rap star being removed from a basketball game gained traction online, the musician, real name Earl Stephens, says racism is at the root of the situation.

According to E-40, security was called during the Sacramento vs Warriors playoff game this past weekend due to an argument he was having with a heckler. In video clips, you can see the musician being remanded by officials while continuing the aggressive confrontation. E-40 at a certain point seems to even shove security away from him as if he felt the removal is unjust.

Subsequently, E-40 reportedly issued a statement, condemning Sacramento’s security team for allegedly being racially bias. Explaining the situation, E-40 reportedly wrote:

“On Saturday night, I was subjected to disrespectful heckling over the course of the Warriors-Kings game in Sacramento. During the fourth quarter, I finally turned around and addressed one heckler in an assertive but polite manner. Yet, shortly thereafter, Kings’ security approached me, assumed that I instigated the encounter and proceeded to kick me out of the arena.”

And continued:

“Unfortunately, it was yet another reminder that — despite my success and accolades as a musician and entrepreneur — racial bias remains prevalent. Security saw a disagreement between a Black man and a white woman and immediately assumed that I was at fault. I’ve attended countless NBA games throughout my life and have always prided myself in my professionalism, so this experience has been jarring. I was absolutely humiliated by the Kings’ security team and I’m calling on the franchise to investigate the appalling conduct that transpired.”

E-40 & Wife @ Golden State Warriors Game

Reportedly, an eyewitness, who asked not to be identified, confirmed that the woman was in fact a Kings fan and was yelling at E-40 to sit throughout the game. It seems tensions escalated and heated words were exchanged, including profanity, prompting security intervention.

It does not seem Sacramento has responded to E-40‘s allegations at this time.


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Authored by: Kay Johnson