Singer Ari Lennox Claims She Was Arrested After Racial Profiling
R&B singer Ari Lennox claimed she was arrested after allegedly being racially profiled at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Monday.
“F–k Amsterdam security,” she said in a series of tweets. “They hate black people.”
I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) November 29, 2021
“I just want to go home. I’ll never leave my house again,” she tweeted. Later adding, “Wow,” “They’re arresting me,” and “I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me.”
According to Dutch police, Lennox was held for disturbing public order after she confronted an airline worker for what she said was racial profiling. A spokesperson for the Dutch military police said that the 30-year-old singer was drunk and showing aggressive behavior towards the employee.
“Our unit found a woman full of emotions, that wouldn’t calm down,” spokesman Robert van Kapel said. “That’s why she had to be taken into custody.”
Van Kapel did not know how long Lennox would remain in custody as of Monday afternoon.
Lennox is best known for her 2019 single “Shea Butter Baby.” The singer performed in Connecticut on Saturday as a part of the “Femme Fatale” concert series.
See you tonight 🤗 https://t.co/QC94Wp71yk
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) November 27, 2021