Afroman’s home was raided by Ohio Police as they searched for drugs
Afroman was raided by police on his Ohio home, who entered with guns drawn, when they tore his body apart to find the reported drugs, according to TMZ.
The “Because I Got High” rapper, originally from Palmdale, California, told the magazine that the Adams County Sheriff’s Department actually banged on his door and entered with a gun drawn, during a drug search. Sunday,
For his part, the 48-year-old said he wasn’t sure why they thought he was hiding illegal drugs, as all they revealed was a vial of helpers and a vape pen. .
Photos obtained by TMZ show a door ripped off its hinges and on the floor, as well as officers searching his bedroom and police cars parked outside his home.
Afroman, whose real name is Joseph Foreman, wasn’t even home at the time of the raid and was in Chicago, but was notified by neighbors upon his return, who showed him videos and photos of him. The attack.
Officers Breaking Doors With Guns Drawn, Found Nothing Remarkable During the Drug Raid
The rapper told TMZ that this latest drug arrest, ultimately unremarkable, is purely a bulldog, and added that he may be being depicted in his music, which often includes including drug and alcohol topics.
Afroman’s home was raided by police in Ohio https://t.co/X53jx3X4kS #tmz #News #Celebrity pic.twitter.com/D0QLVFcVbb
– Brandon Thompson (@brandonpromo) August 22, 2022
His biggest hit, which was about to hit the charts, was in 2000, so it’s still unclear why he’s featured in his music now.
Afroman is no stranger to law enforcement, however, with Shade room reported in 2015 that the rapper punched a fan on stage during a performance that year at Mardi Gras in Biloxi, Mississippi.
But he expressed outrage at the latest legal issue in the wake of Sunday’s raid and later took to Instagram to add some context as to why this search might be happening.
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Afroman accused the department of retaliation and hinted that the raid may have had something to do with his checking of a police report regarding a burglary at his home, which he said the ACSD did. upset.
“Once my house burned down while I was on tour. For family insurance purposes, I was trying to fill out a police report,” he wrote. “Three days later, the police showed up, he told me they were really busy. He took my report. I will call every day and see if any progress is made. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department threatened to arrest me for reporting this incident too often. “
#Breaking: Afroman ARRESTED for punching female fan IN THE FACE… you gotta see this video http://t.co/5nQpZ8z68H pic.twitter.com/L8hS5CFgNn
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 18, 2015
The rapper went on to say that he “expects… the police department (will) not protect and serve me as a black person in America,” and likened the raid to what “Donald Trump calls… witch hunt”.
“I except for the fact that the police department is not needed here to protect and serve me an unlucky man in America so I just admit defeat and never call bacc. Now they are here looking for weapons of mass destruction and 100,000,000 pounds of weed lol wow Donald Trump calls these investigations witchcraft.”
The sheriff’s department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
After being arrested in 2015 for assaulting a fan, Afroman was forced to attend anger management classes as well as drug testing while on probation. He faces six months in prison if he violates the terms of his release.
On tour with Afroman. Get your tickets before they disappear!! pic.twitter.com/KFiqQoY2Gd
– Robbie G (@RobbieGhiphop) August 16, 2022
The rapper’s music recently found its way to It’s Way Inside Courtroom, as he plans his upcoming Canada tour
Curiously, Afroman’s music has made its way into the courtroom in recent years.
A 17-year-old man arrested for possession of a marijuana straw was forced to listen to Afroman’s song “Because I Got High” and write a report on it by a Massachusetts District Court judge, MTV reported in December 2021.
Matthew Fournier of East Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced Wednesday in Springfield for listening to “stupid rap song,” as Judge Nancy Dusek-Gomez referred to Afroman’s 2000 hit, while also emphasizing the line “Now Now, I’m quadriplegic and I know why / Because I’m tall,” according to the Associated Press.
The judge continued the case for six months and said she would dismiss the minor alcohol and drug charges, if the teen completed her report on the song and stayed away from alcohol and drugs.
Afroman has kept a steady profile on social media and has appeared in several fan photos in recent weeks.
He’s planning a fall tour across Canada, according to a tweet last week.