Wyclef Jean is using social media to blast the Los Angeles law enforcement for partaking in another case of mistaken identity.
Jean was handcuffed on Monday night after being mistaken for a man who had just robbed a gas station. The artist recalled the entire incident on Twitter, suggesting that he was treated like an absolute criminal by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
“LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs,” he wrote. The artist also included a video of himself in custody.
In the visual recorded from someone’s cell phone, a calm Wyclef reveals while being handcuffed that police removed the Haitian bandana from his head.
LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs? pic.twitter.com/vjRfJUkooA
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017
WJ continued, “Why am I in Handcuffs!!!!!????? This is what I said to the LAPD after they put me in Handcuffs?”
The Haitian singer explained that he “was asked by the police to Put my hands up. Then I was told do not move. I was instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself.”
Per the 47-year-old, he wasn’t even “told why I was being cuffed. In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person.”
“They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person,” he wrote.
Wyclef then pointed out that he’s “sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent.”
The Twitter tirade concluded with this message to law enforcement: “As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by this behavior of the LAPD.”
Just one day being cuffed by police, the artist was in the studio with none other than Grammy Award-winning producer, Dianne Warren.