Wyclef Jean 'wrongly arrested' by Los Angeles police

21st Mar 17 | Entertainment News

Wyclef Jean has been "arrested" in a case of mistaken identity over a gas station robbery.

11th Annual Irie Weekend - VIP Kick-Off Concert

The Haiti-born singer uploaded a video to his Twitter account in the early hours of Tuesday morning (21Mar17), blasting police in Los Angeles for a case of "mistaken identity".

In the clip, the 47-year-old Fugees star is seen being cuffed as he tells the camera: "In L.A. right now, coming from the studio with T-Baby. Ya'll see the police have handcuffs on me. They just took off my Haitian bandana. That's what's going on right now with Wyclef in L.A. right now. The LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing."

And in the caption for the video, Wyclef added more details for his 4.3 million followers.

"LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs?" he fumed.

Officers are yet to respond to Wyclef's video, or to confirm if the musician was arrested.

The video was only posted two hours ago, but already fans of the Ready or Not hitmaker have flocked to his defence.

""Bandana" doesn't really matter to them. "Black" is a good enough reason to stop you," blasted one user, while another said: "this is disgraceful and the police need to treat black men like people."

© WENN Newsdesk 2017

MORE FROM XPOSÉ