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Rapper Desiigner recently got caught up in some potentially serious legal issues. But according to his lawyers, the charges are just a bogus attempt to keep yet another successful Black male celebrity from flourishing.

The “Panda” rapper spent 36 hours in a New York City jail after being nabbed on drugs and weapons charges. Desiigner’s legal team, made up of Stacey Richman and Ian Niles, called the charges outrageous since no weapon was ever found in the SUV Desiigner and his crew driving in.

His lawyers are also calling BS on the drug charges, saying all of the pills found in the car were legally prescribed to the SUV driver and that Desiigner didn’t even know there were drugs in the car.

Even though all charges following the incident have been dropped, Richman and Niles are convinced this is another classic example of folks trying to profit from selling a story on a Black celebrity getting in trouble with the law.  “It’s time to embrace the true narrative of a young black man enjoying his success and working hard for a prosperous career.”



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