Desiigner recently found himself in a bit of legal trouble after he was arrested for drug and weapon possession, but his lawyers are claiming the “Panda” rapper’s arrest was a result of the color of his skin.
The 19-year-old’s lawyers are calling his recent arrest “bogus.” Since no weapons were ever found in Desiigner’s possession, his legal team, made up of Stacey Richman and Ian Niles, believe he was framed because he is African-American. His lawyers are also calling his drug charges BS, saying that all of the pills found in his car were legally prescribed and that Desiigner didn’t even know they were in the car.
Richman and Niles also think his arrest is another classic example of authorities trying to frame black celebrities as thugs and criminals. “It’s time to embrace the true narrative of a young black man enjoying his success and working hard for a prosperous career,” Desiigner’s legal team said in a public statement.
The “Timmy Turner” rapper has since been released from jail after 36 hours of being detained. He was also relieved of all charges.