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Ari Lennox accuses airport security of racial profiling after being arrested

The R&B singer tweeted: “Fuck Amsterdam security. They hate black people.”

  • Words: Becky Buckle | Picture: Justinlamotte
  • 30 November 2021
Ari Lennox accuses airport security of racial profiling after being arrested

R&B singer Ari Lennox has been arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport for disturbing public order.

The GRAMMY-nominated artist took to Twitter documenting the incident with tweets including: “I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me” and “Fuck Amsterdam security. They hate black people.”

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According to The Guardian, the Dutch military police, who govern the security at the airport have said that she was arrested for her aggressive behaviour and being drunk in public.

They also have said: “Our unit found a woman full of emotions, that wouldn’t calm down.

“That’s why she had to be taken into custody … she was probably under the influence of the alcohol, and this was later confirmed.”

The police also have acknowledged her allegation of racial profiling by security and have added: “Our concern is to get everything on paper and ask her why she made those threats,”.

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Ari Lennox – whose real name is Courtney Shanade Salter - has seen huge success after charting in the US with her debut album ‘Shea Butter Baby’ and also signing to label ‘Dreamville’ owned by J Cole alongside supporting him on tour. She is best known for her single ‘Shea Butter Baby’ and has recently released the track ‘Pressure’.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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