Beats co-founder and rapper Dr. Dre was handcuffed and cited in an incident outside his Malibu, California home Monday when a motorist claimed the N.W.A. member pulled a handgun on him.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies cited and released Dre – born Andre Young – after they found no evidence to support the driver’s claim. The unidentified man issued a citizen’s arrest on the mogul, according to authorities.
Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Reed told the Los Angeles Times the department responded to a report of a man producing a firearm at around 11:15 a.m. yesterday. The accuser claimed he stopped in front of a home when Dre “ordered him to leave and produced a handgun.”
“Due to the nature of the call, the person was searched, handcuffed, and briefly detained in a patrol car while deputies investigated the incident,” Reed added.
Officers say the music producer was cooperative and consented to the search. He denied all allegations of the gun, informing police the man was parked directly in front of his driveway and blocking him in. The rapper asked him to leave – and he did – but immediately came back and parked in almost the exact same spot at the median in front of the home. Dre pulled out a cellphone to record what was going on and then the man drove off.
Pigeons and Planes reported that even though no weapon was found, the driver filed a police report. The case will go to the District Attorney, who will then decide if there is a legitimate case against the hip-hop artist.
Dre said the driver had previously engaged in a road-rage-type incident on the highway and followed him home, according to an LA Times source close to the investigation.
Many are skeptical of the circumstances surrounding the MC.
Gabrielle Union believed the motorist was lying about the situation.
Stranger at ur private home & somehow the homeowner gets handcuffed & cited but no weapon found. Lying works folks https://t.co/pIuC7jnNWp
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 26, 2016
While DeRay Parks thought it was a setup.
Deborah Renee echoed those thoughts and doubted a white billionaire would have been handcuffed in the same circumstance.