According to The Fugees rapper, cops rushed him as soon as he stepped out of his car. He was so upset about this that Jean posted videos and tweets about the incident on social media. “L.A., right now, coming from the studio,” he said. “Y’all see the police have handcuffs on me. They just took off my Haitian bandanna. That’s what’s going on right now with Wyclef in L.A. right now. The L.A.P.D. have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing.”
After receiving much backlash, the LAPD has issued an apology to the recording artist. "It is unfortunate that Mr. Jean was detained for six minutes during this investigation, as he had no involvement whatsoever in this violent crime," the police department's statement reads.
"However, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs are frequently required to make lawful detentions, under the strict parameters provided by law, in the interest of catching often dangerous and armed suspects in our communities and keeping the public safe. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is apologetic for any inconvenience this process caused Mr. Jean. We are grateful we were able to apprehend the robbery suspects and that no one was seriously injured."
Read the entire apology to Jean below.