Ab-Soul, Joey Badass and other members from the Pro Era crew were arrested in St. Louis Monday night.
After their Smoker’s Club Tour performance the rappers were arrested on charges that are still unknown but presumably marijuana related. Even Joey himself was unsure why he was cuffed saying “Have you figured out why I’m in these handcuffs? Have you figured it out? Yo, they don’t know why I’m in these handcuffs.”
See footage of the arrest below. More details as they become available.
Update: Statik Selektah who was on tour with the two artists in cuffs spoke to HipHopDX about what happened.
“No one is in jail,” Statik Selektah said. “The cops were profiling because Joey and Ab were walking through the hotel parking lot to the bus. I was inside the hotel working when it happened, but by the time I came out, the cops were gone and the hotel security told me how it was bullshit.”
When asked if anyone was taken to the police station, Statik responded, “Naw. The cops felt dumb as fuck after they realized they were fucking up. [It was] basically profiling gone wrong. They saw the tour bus, passports, etcetera.”
Pretty disgusting behavior from the police if you ask me. It seems municipalities target wealthy artists known for promoting drug culture as a means to grab some quick cash.