Desiigner's Lawyers Claim His Arrest Was All About Race

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Desiigner attends a celebration with Republic Records and Guess after the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Vandal with cocktails by Ciroc on August 28, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Republic Records)

Desiigner's Lawyers Claim His Arrest Was All About Race

All felony gun charges against the rapper were dropped.

Published September 11, 2016

Was Desiigner another victim of driving while Black? 

According to TMZ, attorney's for the "Timmy Turner" rapper, race may played a huge role in his arrest on felony gun and drug charges. Desiigner was cuffed on Friday after cops claimed he was seen brandishing a gun in a car full of drugs. No gun was ultimately found in the vehicle, and the rapper was released without bail. Now, it seems, all felony charges related to guns and drugs have been dropped.

As for the drugs — turned out, they belonged the the hired driver of the SUV.

“It's dangerous to say that just because there were four black men in a car they had guns and drugs,” his attorney Ian Niles said in a statement. "It's time to embrace the true narrative of a young black man enjoying his success and working hard for a prosperous career."

Desiigner, for his part, has embraced it completely. He posted the video below for his fans moments after being released, and then proceeded to turn up at the Gucci store with pals Tyga and Gucci Mane, and then later performed at the Alexander Wang show for New York Fashion Week.

THEY TRIED..... 💪🏾💪🏾🚶🏾🚶🏾🤘🏾🔥🔥😌

A video posted by Desiigner (@lifeofdesiigner) on

Glad to see not even a false arrest could hold him down.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images for Republic Records)


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