On Monday, Ari Lennox let off a series of tweets alleging she arrested after reacting to racial profiling in Amsterdam.
Sharing a photo that showed her in the airport, she captioned it and said, “Racism. Wow, Amsterdam I’m horrified. I was so happy to travel and this evil woman…I’ve never experienced racism so blatant.”
She then followed up with more tweets as she expressed her anger. Ari continued, “F**k Amsterdam, f**k klm. Never in my life. F**k Amsterdam security. They hate black people. I just want to go home. I’ll never leave my house again.”
Seemingly tweeting as the incident is happening in real time, Ari wrote, “Wow, They’re arresting me. I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me.”
Hours later, her manager Justin LaMotte tweeted she was safe. He wrote, “hey everyone, ari is safe and appreciates the support and everyone checking on her.
The details of what happened are limited. But according to Reuters, officials alleged that Ari was being held for aggressive behavior towards an airline official. The site also said she was also being held because she was drunk in public.
A spokesperson said, “Our unit found a woman full of emotions, that wouldn’t calm down. That’s why she had to be taken into custody.”
Most recently, Ari recently performed at the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards. She performed her latest single “Pressure,” and she also joined fellow songstress Summer Walker on stage as they performed their new song “Unloyal.”
At this time, it’s unclear if she’s still in custody or has been released.
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