Jim Jones is certainly no stranger to the long arm of the law but the rapper found himself in a sticky situation with the police last week. He’s now claiming it was nothing short of racial profiling. While at Newark Airport last Friday, Jim was pulled over by four white cops who forced him out of his car as they searched it for drugs.
A rep for Jones recently spoke with TMZ and explained that Jones was at the airport, waiting to pick up a friend when he was approached by police who claimed that they smelled marijuana coming from his car. TMZ released a photo of Jones standing behind his car, with his hands up, as cops searched him and his vehicle.
Despite the search, the rep claims that the police found nothing on Jones or in his car but still gave him a citation for driving without a license.
Jones’ rep says that the rapper is furious over his treatment from the cops and he explained that, “He was searched for nothing more than racial profiling.” However, a rep for the NY/NJ Port Authority says they were unaware of the situation but would look into it.
Well, this isn’t the first time that a celeb was alleged to be a victim of racism. Check out some other infamous moments of racism below. – nicholas robinson