American R&B singer Ari Lennox was arrested in Amsterdam for an incident of “racial profiling”, she tweeted Monday, November 29.
Lennox, who signed for J. ColeDreamville’s label shared on social media that she had had an altercation with Dutch authorities. “I was arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to racial profiling of a woman,” she tweeted. “Fk Amsterdam security. They hate black people.”
The artist “Shea Butter Baby” (real name Courtney Shanade Salter) also wrote: “I just want to go home. I will never leave my house again.”
Dutch authorities at Schipol Airport have confirmed ABC that Lennox was arrested for allegedly “disturbing public order in addition to being under [the] the influence of alcohol “, according to the journalist Anastasia elyse williams. According to ABC, Lennox was arrested for allegedly also making threats against airline staff and airport security and was still in custody Monday evening.
“Our unit found a woman full of emotions, who would not calm down,” police spokesman Robert van Kapel told Reuters. “That’s why she had to be taken into custody.” He confirmed that she was being detained for alleged aggressive behavior towards official and public drunkenness.