The incident occurred on Monday (March 6), with the Houston rapper taking to Instagram to share video of the encounter shortly afterward. In the clip, two officers are seen going through Trae’s bag and asking if he has any “illegal narcotics,” while he tells them that he’s a rapper who doesn’t smoke nor drink.
“Its Crazy , i Just landed at 6am From LA and out of all Tha people in tha Airport These Officers Decided to Profile me Like i aint see what they was doing…” Trae began his caption. “First they threw a dog toy by my bag so the drug dog can sniff it , then they say oh the dog came by yo bag… Then the dog walk off and they ask me Do i Got Dope In My Bag.”
He continued: “Out of Hundreds of people his ass wanna pick me lol , He got tha right one Today… He thought it was gone be his moment to shine, Imma Help Him Get tha attention and recognition he need… Askin me do I Got Dope , Look how he search tha bag …. Harassing, Discrimination and Profiling….. Shit Got me Hot….”
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Trae concluded his story by asking his followers to send him any information on the officer in the video if they had it.
The Houston native shared a clip on Instagram of him visiting Martha Menefield in December. The month prior, she had authorities come to her Alabama home to take her into custody for not paying the bill, which she believed she paid.
The arrest caused outrage on social media, but a city official claimed the elderly woman had a history of suspended service and never responded to a citation to appear in court, which she said she did not receive.
Trae Tha Truth took it upon himself to visit the woman and treated her to a shopping spree while asking fans for donations to help her get central heat, air conditioning and more.