It’s good to be the king – or at least a celebrity. After being pulled over by Suffolk County police, up-and-coming hip-hop artist King Myers spit some verses to get out of the ticket. It was a gutsy move, considering the lines were from a track about racism and police brutality.
Twenty-one-year-old Myers, whose real name is Da’Shawn Ellis, was driving in Suffolk County with fellow rapper Taz.Li when they drove by two plainclothes police officers, he told the NY Daily News. According to Myers, he and Taz.Li made eye contact with the officers, who then trailed his car for two blocks before flashing their lights.
As one officer asked Myers for his license and registration, the other asked, “Hey, aren’t you a rapper? Let me hear something.”
Myers then began rapping a verse from his recent song “AmeriKKKa.” The lyrics reference the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA. You can see a video of encounter below.
The cops seemed to enjoy Myers’ performance, and one responded, “Nice.” They then let Myers go. According to the NY Daily News, Suffolk County police confirmed that their officers pulled Myers’ over, but issued no comment on the incident.
King Myers isn’t the only celebrity to use his status to get out of a ticket. Back in May, actor Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow on HBO’s Game of Thrones, gave away a spoiler to the then-upcoming season of the show to get out of a speeding ticket.
If you can’t throw down some jams and you don’t have spoilers to reveal, you may need to retain an attorney to fight the cost and points that come with a moving violation in New York. Adam H. Rosenblum of the Rosenblum Law is an experienced criminal defense and traffic ticket attorney with offices in New York and New Jersey. Email him or call 888-203-2619 for a free consultation about your case.