Still Smiling Through It
It looks like singer Jacquees got into a bit of trouble with the fuzz recently. On Wednesday, the hip-hop artist had a confrontation with the police in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida over a traffic violation. In a TMZ report, the singer was driving in a Lamborghini when the cops pulled him over on the famous ocean drive, allegedly for driving without his seatbelt fastened.
Jacquees was asked by a police officer to present his license. When he refused, the officer told him to exit his vehicle, to which he complied. However, he didn’t follow the officer to the sidewalk. It is reported that Jacquees yelled, “do not touch me.” See the video below.
As bystanders started to gather around and observe the situation, the police officer called for backup. Jacquees is put in cuffs by the arresting officer, and then yanked around aggressively before being escorted to the squad car. Bystanders observing the scene can be heard to be audibly distraught, with one commentator shouting “free Jacquees”.
It’s reported that Jacquees was booked on failure to obey a lawful command and for his seatbelt infraction, both of which are misdemeanors. At the end of the video, it seems as though another individual next to the Lamborghini is being arrested as well, although his identity and connection to Jacquees remain unclear.
A Revolt Interview
This incident occurs less than a week after the release of his latest EP, titled This Time I’m Serious, which dropped on March 16. The six-track project is entirely produced by Nash B, and includes features from the likes of Wale and T-Pain. The EP was originally supposed to be released on February 16, but was pushed back by a month.
His recent EP was something for his fans to listen to while his long-anticipated 4275 album is still being worked on. In an interview with Revolt, Jacquees says that he started the process of creating the album three years ago, but pushed back the release date to ensure that the album went harder than the mixtapes he has already released. He also noted his growth as an artist and an individual since he started the album, and suggested that he wanted to have that growth reflected in the album.
A Missed Release Date
In a video he posted on Twitter back in August of 2016, Jacquees can be seen clutching a double cup making an announcement to his fans, letting them know that he has something special coming. The video pans over to Birdman, who says, “4275, November 11, FYB, Cash Money Rich Gang”. As you can tell, Jacquees has been keeping fans waiting for quite some time now.
If you didn’t already know, Birdman signed Jacquees to Cash Money Records back in 2014, which helped his music career take off, and he’s been rocking steady with Birdman ever since. Just before his aforementioned Twitter announcement in 2016, Jacquees dropped a collaboration mixtape with Birdman, titled Lost At Sea.