Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul Handcuffed By St. Louis Police
Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were handcuffed by police officers last night during their St. Louis stop of their “Smoker’s Club Tour” but were released shortly after. DJ Statik Selektha, who is currently on tour with the two rappers, told HipHopDX, “No one is in jail. 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.” According to Statik, no one was taken to the station: “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.”
The tour will not be postponed because of the incident and Joey Bada$$ and Ab-Soul are scheduled to take the stage at The Pageant in St. Louis tonight. Watch an Instagram video of the incident via promotor Bilal Chaudhry below.