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Long Island rapper spits out rhymes to cop about racism during traffic stop and is free to go

July 26, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Long Island rapper spits out rhymes to cop about racism during traffic stop and is free to go

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When an up-and-coming rapper was pulled over by police officers on Long Island on Thursday, King Myers rapped a verse from a song he wrote about racism and police brutality and the cops let him go.

The New York Daily News reported that 21-year-old Da’Shawm Ellis, also known ‘King Myers,’ and fellow rapper Taz.Li were driving in Suffolk County when they drove passed two plainclothes police officers at around 3:30 p.m.

Myers said to the Daily News: “We rolled past them and just made eye contact, and I knew they were about to mess with us.”

The police officers trailed Myers’ vehicle for about two blocks after which they pulled them over.

Myers told the news outlet that after one officer had asked Myers for his license and registration, the other asked, “Hey, aren’t you a rapper? Let me hear something.”

He recalled, “I said, ‘Are you sure?”

Myers then began recording himself rapping a verse in his recent song “AmeriKKKa,” that references the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA.

Referring to the controversial incident, Myers raps, “They try to justify why they murder us, they taking our lives but label us the burglars … It’s worse now. We gettin’ killed for selling CDs.”

It appeared in the video that the cops seemed to be enjoying Myers’ performance.

“Nice,” the cop responds.

Myers continued with his rap, saying: “Gotta be aware of how cops handle us brutally.” Then, the officer tapped on the window and walked away from the car.

Myers told the Daily News: “I wrote it to let everybody know that it’s not right… At first, he was feeling it. When I got to the good part, he just walked away.”

Suffolk County police have not commented on the incident but confirmed that their officers pulled Myers’ over.

Myers was scheduled to headline a free concert, which was expecting about 400 attendees, that was scheduled on Friday in conjunction with the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

After he had uploaded the video on social media, he was informed that town officials contacted the Hall of Fame and said the concert was canceled.

“The concert got canceled out of nowhere,” Myers explained. “What other reason could it possibly be, other than he knew who I was and he didn’t like what I was saying?”

However, Joe Jankowski, the Hall of Fame’s executive director, stated that he learned that the concert had been postponed on Thursday morning, hours before Myers was pulled over.

Jankowski stated, “It was because of issues with the stage…“The Suffolk County Police Department has definitely been behind these concerts 100%.”

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