Neighbor Calls Police On Black Man Reciting JAY-Z Lyrics
A Tennessee man enjoying a beer in his backyard had his moment of relaxation disrupted when he was met with police drawing their guns. The crime committed? Reciting a JAY-Z lyric.
According to TMZ, Davon Eddington was on the phone with his brother and catching up when the conversation turned to sports, specifically Lebron James.
"I love Lebron James, absolutely, but I'm not going to become a Lakers fan overnight," Eddington said. "And then he said 'You're already a Lakers fan' and then I said 'I got 99 problems but a b*tch ain't one.'"
A neighbor overhearing the conversation then called the police and informed them Eddington was beating his fiance, who was upstairs taking a bath at the time. When Eddington walked to the front of the house he saw the fleet of officers. However, the potentially fatal situation was quickly resolved.
"Another officer came around and said 'no! no! no! this isn't what happened. We kind of heard the conversation and he's been on the phone the whole time.' " Eddington recalled.
The officers reportedly apologized profusely and said Eddington was "swatted" meaning he was the victim of a frivolous call.
Reasons for police being called on black men and women for inconsequential reasons have littered the media. In Oakland, a white woman called the cops on a black man for barbecuing in a local park, while a Yale graduate student sleeping in the common room of the university was met with police after someone said she didn't belong.