Ari Lennox was arrested in an Amsterdam airport on Monday (November 29) in what she says is a case of racial profiling.
The R&B singer, whose real name is Courtney Shanade Salter, was arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport for disturbing public order, according to Dutch military police.
Spokesman Robert van Kapel said:
Our unit found a woman full of emotions, that wouldn’t calm down. T
hat’s why she had to be taken into custody.
They also accused the singer of being drunk in public.
Ari took to Twitter to share the incident in real-time writing:
F**k Amsterdam security. They hate black people.
I just want to go home. I’ll never leave my house again.
They’re arresting me
I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me
See her original tweets below.
It’s unclear how long the singer will be held in custody as police are investigating claims of possible threats made by Ari Lennox during the incident.
I pray she is released and returns home safely as soon as possible.