Cleveland-bred rapper Kid Cudi was pulled over by cops and held at gunpoint yesterday after LAPD's best figured Kanye's pal and his crew must be robbers because, you know, they're black.
Apparently Cudi was doing a photo shoot for British music magazine NME when police officers pulled over Cudi and his three-car entourage and ordered everyone to kneel. According to witnesses, officers pointed guns at the group as they handcuffed them.
The cops quickly figured out that they got the wrong black people, set Cudi and his pals free, and went looking for other black people to harass.
In other recent Kid Cudi news, the rapper last week announced he was leaving his highly publicized opening slot on Lady Gaga's tour. At the time, word was that Cudi wanted to get back into the studio. But now it looks like it probably had something to do with the fact that Cudi punched a Lady Gaga fan at one of the shows.
But seriously: If you're gonna punch a music fan, don't you think Lady Gaga's would be at the top of the list? —Michael Gallucci
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