After hitting the stage at New York City’s B.B. King Blues Club on Tuesday night (Oct. 18), Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco shared on Twitter that he was pulled over and searched by a police squad.
In a since-deleted tweet, Fiasco typed, “When the NYPD follows you from the show then pulls you over 10 deep to the search the car cuz we from Chicago! Hahaha…I ain’t even mad,” according to Respect magazine.
Producer Just Blaze, who was pulled over by cops in July, tweeted back at the rapper, asking, “What neighborhood?”
The run-in with the NYPD comes a few months after Fiasco went on a lengthy tweet spree following the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, La. and Philando Castile, 32, in Falcon Heights, Minn. this past July. Fiasco — who has two brothers and sisters who are “active police officers” as well as a father who was a former “state police deputy” — explained that he walks “both sides” when it comes to the relationship between officers and the black community.
Fiasco also recently gave his fans an update that he will not be dropping his new albums Drogas, Drogas Light and Skulls this year as planned.
“It’s a strong chance you wont get any new Lupe albums this year. Sorry y’all. I tried 2 make it happen but best laid plans make a mess made,” he tweeted on Oct. 16. “Drogas Light & Drogas are fully recorded & sitting but clearances and mixing issues for Drogas are pushing us beyond realistic deadlines now.”
He added, “Just to clarify tho the albums have been done for months. It’s the red tape & details now. The shit I hate.”