Rapper Blac Youngsta detained by police (image Source: Blac Youngsta Facebook page)

Rapper Blac Youngsta (image Source: Blac Youngsta Facebook page)

The rapper Blac Youngsta, real name Sam Benson, was recently the victim of what could only be called “Banking While Black.” The rapper, whose real name is Sam Benson, was intending to purchase a new Mercedes Benz.  So, he went to a Wells Fargo branch near the upscale Buckhead section of Atlanta.  After withdrawing $200,000 in cash he exited the bank and police were waiting for him.

It was then, according to Blac Youngsta, a police officer pointed a gun at his head.  The rapper said, “They come bum rushing me at the car, put me on the ground; putting guns to my head, so I’m like ‘What did I do?’ A lady was like I’m not supposed to have…$200,000 on me. I’m like, ‘I’m a millionaire. How can I not have $200,000 on me?’”

Rapper Blac Youngsta detained by police (image Source: Blac Youngsta Facebook page)

Rapper Blac Youngsta detained by police (image Source: Blac Youngsta Facebook page)

Media was on scene to record the drama as police claimed that someone wrote a fraudulent check previously and they thought he was the suspect. Blac Youngsta stated, “They confused me but I’m legit.” While being detained Atlanta police took $100K in cash from the rapper while they were completing their investigation. When the police checked his account Blac Youngsta had $1.3 million deposited.  Eventually police returned his money and issued an apology over the incident. Youngsta, “They couldn’t believe I was young, Black, handsome as hell and they couldn’t believe I was getting $200K out. I had my Rolex on with all the diamonds in it, all my rich stuff today.“

When asked why he did not just write a check for the car he said, “The thing is I’m a rapper. How I live my life, I don’t believe in checks. I’ve always dreamed about going in the bank, getting a half a million out and taking it to the car lot. Where I come from we don’t believe in taking checks to the car lot we pay cash money.” He stated that he carries a $100K on him all the time and because the police made him so mad he just might go to the strip club and spend the cash.

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  • Ethan Velling

    if he had just complied withthe officers there wouldnt have been a problem

    • Dondaddachris

      Not sure if ur being sarcastic to show how dumb that argument is when people use it or if u actualy believe that he was in the wrong somehow lol

      • Afrikoka

        Both are very possible.

      • Left 4 Shred

        I really hope he’s just being sarcastic.

      • Nigg.Newton

        Ethan Velling, is a WHITE CLOWN.

        He clearly, is just PLAYING the — “RACE CARD.” We all know HONKEEYS don’t comply.

        Just look at the WHITE TERRORIST holding up the Federal Building in Oregon. WHY ARE THEY NOT COMPLYING or being SHOT DEAD…

        • Al metzger

          You are just a stupid ho aren’t you. How about all the negro black lives matter idiots that burned down buildings. I guess since they are your bros they get a pass, right?

    • Carey Grant

      Many people comply with officers and get shot and killed for it. Only white people have the privilege of defying police officers and walk out alive from it save for a few.

      • tlwiz

        Loom at picture. Cop is black. Continue your racism rant now.

        • AlexHalavais

          Racism 101. It’s a social system that disadvantages (in the US) those of color. The fact that there are black police engaged in racist practices, or a black president present in the racist society doesn’t change the fact that as a white guy, I can go and pull 200K out of my local bank without an issue. (Well, I can’t, because that would require bank robbery, but if I had 1.3 million sitting in a bank, they would happily give me the cash.)

          Just trying to save you the embarrassment of claiming that it is not racist behavior because the perpetrator is non-white. Anyone can be racist simply by buying into structures that disadvantage non-whites.

          • guest

            Thank you. I don’t know why people can’t see this. The cop being black doesn’t change the fact that the system he works to enforce is racist.

          • Al metzger

            No you could not!!! You people are stupid, right now they are watching anyone that pulls out a lot and they would be waiting outside for you just as well. Blacks commit WAY more crimes percentage wise and there is a reason they get arrested more often. But this is a case of government clamp down on withdraws not racism.

        • Ray Star

          Someone in the bank called the police. As the bank teller cashed the money a colleague, full of spite, called the cops to teach the wealthy young black man a lesson.

          • vivian greer

            not exactly true. the banks have been told to report anyone that takes more than $9999.00. they will pop you at the airport too.they don’t want anyone dealing in cash people.

          • TheKisSuper

            Yes they to report it… to the irs not the local police.

          • vivian greer

            local cops, fbi, all working togther

        • Carey Grant

          ONE black cop in the picture among the sea of white ones seen in the other pictures. Big whoop.

        • s;kdbakld;blamvl’da

          It has nothing to do with the police. The racist, jealous and fascist is the bank manager who could not believe a young, rich, and handsome black boy could withdraw 2 k…

          • Al metzger

            Nope, the law is they HAVE to report such a large amount now.

        • ugottabekiddnme

          Racism in this instance, like many others is blue v black

        • Skegeeaces

          Black and white officers are racist. NEXT!

          • guest

            Once they put on that uniform they have the same mind set as the white officers. In my experience they are worse than white officers because they seem to want to prove themselves to master. But ironically when they face the same racism and discrimination on the police force they will turn to the black community for support.

    • http://gosier.org/ JJ Fad Crew

      I know right, he should have basically just turned himself in.

    • Don Don

      They didn’t give him time to comply. They rushed him and threw to the ground as soon as he walked to the parking lot. It was like he like he was an armed domestic terrorist that took over a Federal building. Oh wait…..

    • Rebekah Turner

      Thats the same bullshit rhetoric every person says who doesn’t want to accept what is happening because its more comfortable to believe that if we “follow the rules” we won’t get hurt. Sit down.

      • Jason

        Suspected white supremacists talking points. They all use the same angle.

      • Ethan Velling

        I’ve never had a problem with the police

    • Skegeeaces

      I’m sorry, I missed where it said he didn’t comply, so I’m going to assume you’re using sarcasm rather poorly or you’re a moron.

      • Ethan Velling

        im gay

        • Stephen Raymer

          You sir are an artist.

          • Ethan Velling

            im a badboy online >:)

    • 082071

      Either you’re being sarcastic, or you’re just trolling. “complied” with what?? The thugs “bum rushed him”, (then pointed guns at him, assaulted him, kidnapped him, stole his money (which was later returned) & wrongfully imprisoned him)
      He broke NO laws; the cops DID. He withdrew some of HIS OWN money, money he WORKED for & EARNED. Currently there is no law that limits the amount of money you can legally carry, while you’re on U.S. soil. Sure there are corrupt politicians that don’t WANT you using cash, & police love stealing citizens money (at gunpoint) under the guise of (blatantly unconstitutional) “civil forfeiture” laws, but carrying & using money is STILL 100% LEGAL in this country. (for the time being)

      • Ethan Velling

        dont have the time dont do the crime thats what I have always said

        • 082071

          What “crime”?? Withdrawing your own money out of a bank is NOT a “crime”. (Unless you’re talking about the police who assaulted him. Assault is a crime)

  • fdsf

    Look at the handcuffs….. And notice all the smiling/laughing faces have been cropped out. This was a press-stunt.

  • william murphy

    Sue those oinkers

  • VNON

    The problem is, why’d they think he was the “suspect”. Why were the police there? Evidently, there was no problem with the “withdrawal”. How did they know his banking transaction?

    • jay flo

      They probably search him and found his bank receipt. Your Bank receipt show your transaction. It show how much you have and how much was took out. He was a suspect because he’s black with a whole lot of money. Apparently some can’t imagine a black man with money. Sad world we live in

  • FuZ

    They did him wrong for a fake check. But handsome, I don’t see it.

  • JootJoint

    Firstly, I am thankful that Blac made it out alive in that encounter. Secondly, I think he should unleash his attorneys and make the PD pay for roughing him up and humiliating him publicly.

    • Jason

      OR – pull his money out of Wells Fargo and put it into one of the black banks in Atlanta.

      • JootJoint

        True that!

  • stitch

    that’s what happens….while all the white rappers out there get to spend their money off of their culture appropriating ways from black culture…black people can’t even enjoy the rewards of their own profit from their OWN culture without being questioned and hasseled……I bet you one thing…this would have never happened to EMINEM…or all the other slew of white rappers behind him. But that stuff happens everyday to black rappers. smh…when your black with money your still black and will get treated like so. Too bad he wasn’t born white.

  • Jason

    Good try in this article to now expose how the bank employees obviously called the police on him. Mr Youngster – pull ALL your money out of Wells Fargo and go deposit it into Citizen’s Trust (black-owned) in the Atlanta area. Black people must stop financing their own oppression.

    btw – not to knock the women/men at the strip club, but you are not hurting the police by putting $5 in a chick’s g-string. Tricking is fun, but it does not pay in the long run.

  • Helen D McKinnon

    Take your cash out that bank and put in a bank where people would appreciate your business.

    • guest

      I’m sure the dummy continues to give them his business smh. We never learn

  • Noff Memphis

    Nicca, next time come outta the bank wit $200,000 in cashier’s checks and see if the police f wit you.

  • NewDCFan

    I am surprised he was not shot.

  • Comply DontDie

    Smells like a publicity stunt. Police were given the wrong description, did what they were supposed to do, this kid did what he was supposed to do, nobody got their fool head blown off, the right suspect was eventually arrested, and everyone went home to supper. This is non-news. I want the last five minutes of my life back. Two weird words to stop police aggression: yes sir.

  • stitch

    Obama signed the iran nuclear deal…so America is ruined, it lifted sanctions and actually gave more money to iran in hopes they’d “stop” funding terror and stop their nuclear missils program. But just a few days ago…they broke the deal by firing missils 150 yards away from American navy ships that held the shipping route for goods to come across the seas peacefully without their being any trouble. So president Obama signed a deal with these liars (WHICH HAPPENED LAST SUMMER) mind you and NOBODY in the news TALKED ABOUT IT. Your attention was taken away by the whole stupid TRAYVON and Michael FERGUSON SITUATION…that you couldn’t see the REAL problems that was happening..and the MEDIA helped in delivering the distraction which would be Trayvon and Michael from the real problem. Racism will always be but EVERYONE ALREADY KNEW THAT but I find it funny that he signed the deal in the midst of the racist stuff that was going on between blacks and whites. Its like he signed that deal while the sheep of America was at each others throats so by the time it sunk in that he did this…people really couldn’t do nothing about it, because when the sanctions are lifted it takes a long time and process (years) to put them back if someone ever decided to do that…giving IRAN enough moving around room, to plot out more destructive ways to KILL AMERICA and any other NON MUSLIM countries. AND OBAMA KNEW THIS. Iran is a country that doesn’t need anything from countries because they have endless amounts of Oil and their incredibly rich from it. Many americans still don’t know that Osama Bin Laden had over a billion dollars…which he didn’treally work for, his family had that money and gave it to him..He came from a family that had over 50 billion dollars, and Osama had brothers and sisters but no one talks about that or even knows that..and look what happened? Look what he planned out..remember nine eleven? I think this whole Trayvon and MICHAEL FERGUSON thing was just a set up, to blind mainly the middle class and lower class of America to keep them busy so they don’t catch on to what obama really did..and how he ruined America as of now and its future. I mean just think about it,…racists cops kill teens everyday…but that’s how its always been. What was sooo special about these killings and different from all the others? NOTHING…so why the big blow up over these two? You see how it doesn’t make sense? I’ve heard worst racist stories other than these two that should have had marchs and protests…but there were none. Nobody black marched for aiyanna , the little girl who was sleeping on her grandmas couch when the cop busted into their apartment thinking they were bad guys but got the wrong apartment and let off sum rounds into the couch where she was sleeping and died and he didn’t get charged. That was a whole lot worst than Trayvon and Micheal….but there were no riots over it…or peaceful marchs that superseeded Trayvon or Micheal fergusons situation. And from then on..there were more worst stories….but still no marches or riots that was equivalent to Trayvon or michael. This whole Micheal and Trayvon thing was clearly planned. But why at this time..I often asked myself. And I realized it was because the government needed something this big to distract the masses enough to hide the deal and whats bigger than the strife that blacks have with whites? Black and white people have a history since America was founded and they used this history to distract America and it worked. They (the government ) always knew that cops were killing off black people, but they didn’t care..so why now order the media to expose cops now? Everyday they were showing black vs whites all the time in the media since Trayvon…but before Trayvon?..nobody cared about any of this EVEN BLACK PEOPLE because even they knew its just an everyday thing..and nothing can be done about it. But now the media wanted to get behind this racial divide and show it everyday for the past 3 years and over saturate the media with all this racist talk and white and black talk….I mean it just didn’t add up. It looked like someone high up clearly had an agenda. So I did some digging and found out why..whats so particular about this time to do this and not any other time…why would the media do this…and this was why. These were the baby steps that were needed to be taken for the ruin of America which was the gateway to getting at the rest of countries in the world. And everyone just sat there being more concerned about Trayvon and Michael because the media forced that situation into the faces of everyone through the tv, newspapers. and computer EVERY SINGLE DAY,when EVERYONES attention needed to be on OBAMA and that deal. Because the deal that he signed happened LAST SUMMER. Iran needed more breathing room to extend their plots and carry out more destruction on this earth. I think America should have woken up from this BLACK WHITE stupid ISH just in time to look at the REAL ISSUES that was going on with America and how Obama has just royally invited the main terrorists of the world that fully supports isis and ALL the beheadings in the name of “Allah” TO KILL MORE but with MUCH MORE EASE because part of the deal was lifting sanctions that blocked them from having power in main areas that could permanently cripple US as in America and the rest of the world. Thank you stupid white people who listened to oprah to vote for Obama in the first place and for a second time. OUR LIVES OUR NOW RUINED NOW. Now NEW YORK is gonna get attacked in this year from terrorists and I blame OBAMA and all his stupid followers for voting him into office TWICE.

  • triplewitching

    Finally, they are cracking down on hot check writers ! Now if they just learn the difference between a 25 year old and a 39 year old, we will be all set. Maybe they could add what the guy is wearing, if its that hard to tell black people apart…

    All kidding aside, he does need to get a new bank, maybe one that knows what their best customer looks like. And a new financial adviser. 1.3 million dollars in a checking account ? That’s just dumb.