- The most recent and peculiar addition to the rapper’s music videos is Afroman’s police intervention footage.
- Back in August 2022, seven law enforcement officers carried out an intervention at his residence.
- Now, members of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio are suing Afroman for invading their privacy and causing emotional distress.
- The lawsuit is directed at Joseph Foreman, the real name of the rapper.
The latest addition to the rapper’s music videos is Afroman’s police intervention footage, a rather unusual choice.
His residence was subject to an intervention by seven law enforcement officers in August 2022, and the rapper has even incorporated the alleged footage in merchandise and social media postings.
Now, the Ohio police officers who conducted the intervention are taking legal action against Afroman, citing invasion of privacy and emotional distress.
Joseph Foreman, known as Afroman, is facing a lawsuit from members of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio.
The officers are claiming that the footage used in the music video clearly displays their identities, leading to “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation, and humiliation.”
Interestingly, Afroman was not present at his residence during the intervention. His wife, who was there, captured parts of the search on her phone.
Furthermore, multiple security cameras within the rapper’s residence recorded the intervention from various angles.
The plaintiffs argue that Afroman has wrongfully capitalized on the intervention footage. Now that the video cannot be retracted, they insist that they are entitled to all the profits generated from the use of their “identities.”
They assert that this includes proceeds from his music, music videos, live event tickets, as well as the promotion of his brand’s merchandise.
Afroman addressed the allegations and lawsuit in an Instagram post on Wednesday, March 22nd, pledging to countersue the officers “for the undeniable harm this has caused to his clients, family, career, and property.”
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The defendant argued that the intervention footage belonged to him as it was not obtained from any third party. He further asserted that he utilized the distressing footage to raise funds to cover the damages caused by the intervention at his residence and to his possessions.
Three of the rapper’s videos released after the intervention feature footage of the incident: “Why You Disconnecting My Camera,” “Will You Help Me Repair My Door,” and “Lemon Pound Cake.”
The repeated use of the footage appears to be part of a defamation attempt, and the officers may be justified in their decision to sue the rapper.