Rapper sued by Ohio police for using raid images in music video

Mar 27, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

Rapper sued by Ohio police for using raid images in music video

Mar 27, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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Ohio police are suing rap star Afroman for using footage of a live police raid on his house in a music video. Several members of the police department are suing because their faces are clearly shown in the videos. The men claim to have been the target of ridicule.

The lawful search of the rapper’s property took place last year with a full warrant. The police had a tip-off that they would find evidence of drug and trafficking-related offences. However, the raid showed no evidence and that everything was lawful and in order. No charges were filed.

Afroman’s partner was allegedly in the home alone at the time of the raid and took cell phone footage. That footage was used in the videos and merchandise, alongside footage from the home’s security cameras.

The police officers are looking to receive all financial proceeds from any sales featuring their likenesses and have launched a court case against the rapper, his recording firm, and a Texas-based media distribution company that works for the music star.

In an Instagram post, Afroman lashed out against the police officers, claiming that the raid was a “racist attack.” According to the post, he intends to fight back and countersue for vandalism, theft, and emotional damage.

Afroman’s real name is Joseph Edgar Foreman, and is possibly best known for his 2001 song “Because I got High.”

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4 responses to “Rapper sued by Ohio police for using raid images in music video”

  1. FrogLuvR Avatar
    FrogLuvR

    That’s a good one, the police suing him?. It sounds like they were on his private property and well in his rights to take those photos.

  2. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    Well, the song in itself, sucks. But what he went through and making his point, you go sir.

  3. Gary Sthland Avatar
    Gary Sthland

    To music genres need absolute banning , Rap and Disco

  4. Joe Spowal Jr. Avatar
    Joe Spowal Jr.

    Good luck with that….