Boosie BadAzz Lawsuit Claims Rapper Targeted for Shopping While Black

Rapper Boosie BadAzz says he was pepper-sprayed by a mall guard in Mississippi as a result of he’s black, however the guard and police say in any other case.

The Sun Herald reported Thursday (Feb. three) on pretrial testimony in Boosie’s federal lawsuit. The superstar entered a Dillard’s retailer with about 20 onlookers throughout Biloxi’s 2017 Black Beach Weekend. Biloxi officer Matt Howard says he was referred to as to help with the “unruly crowd.”

Guard Glen Kerley says he pepper-sprayed Boosie’s assistant, who he says clenched his fists after being requested to depart. Kerley and Howard say the group then attacked Kerley outdoors. Testimony signifies that Kerley repeatedly pepper-sprayed Boosie. Tammy Cotton, who labored for Dillard’s on the time, testified that Kerley was recognized for being aggressive to black consumers.

A settlement assembly is ready for Jan. 17.

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