Rapper ‘Blac Youngsta’ violently detained by Atlanta police for withdrawing $200K at bank

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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Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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