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Wyclef Jean took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to blast Los Angeles law enforcement for mistakingly identifying him for a man who had just robbed a gas station.

According to the Haitian singer, he was stopped in West Hollywood and “instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself and before being told why.” According to the 47-year-old, he was treated like an absolute criminal.

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HipHollywood spoke directly with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who told their side of the story.

Per the public information officer, an armed robbery occurred in the area Wyclef was in and the victims of the crime gave officials a suspect and vehicle description.

We are told that upon making contact, deputies realized that not only did Jean’s car match the description, but he also matched the suspect, all the way down to the style bandana worn by the artist.

Police made the detention and later determined he was not the suspect.

Clef, who was wearing a Haitian bandana, was told he is more than welcome to call the station to discuss what had occurred, but instead, he took to Twitter.

We are told that Jean was detained for less than ten minutes. But ten minutes was enough to berate officials for another case of mistaken identity.

The actual suspect was found shortly after just 4 blocks away from Wyclef’s initial point of detention.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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