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Why Did Cops

Detain Dupri?

5/9/2007 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ obtained video of a traffic stop yesterday in West Hollywood. It shows Jermaine Dupri in the back of an L.A. County Sheriff's car.

Dupri's Lamborghini was near the squad car, doors wide open. After a while, deputies let Dupri leave. It is unclear if Dupri, Janet Jackson's fiance, was cited for anything. It is also unclear why deputies detained him, and why they let him drive away.

We contacted the Sheriff's Dept. West Hollywood substation but the watch commander had no info on the stop.

Dupri's peeps did not return our calls.

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lauren    

If he is on Probation (not sure if he is) then if he gets pulled over for any reason the cops have to search his car... thats in california... When my husband was on probation every time they pulled him over his car was searched... They would put him in te back seat of the cop car while they went through everything and if they didnt find anything they would let him go.

2725 days ago
2.

ezze    

He was pulled over for DWU. Driving While Ugly.

2725 days ago
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Dottie    

Why was he stopped? DUH!!! He was DWB. Hello

Judi, enough already.

2725 days ago
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trey    

Its the cops hating again. Paris is going to jail so its time to start hating on blacks driving $250k cars. Thank you cops for wasting my tax money on this crap. You would think there would be no unsolved murders in LA with as much time as they spend harassing people and shooting rubber bullets into peaceful crowds. Chief Bratton, its time for you to go!

2725 days ago
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Karma    

Probably checking to see if he was drunk...to their surprise he wasn't so they let him go. Wow a celebrity gets pulled over and does NOT get a DUI now that is SHOCKING.

2725 days ago
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haha    

Becuase he is black, He might have drugs in the car of something

2725 days ago
7.

ivy    


Trey, go eff yourself you racist pig.

2725 days ago
8.

allison    

ummm.Trey, PLEASE STOP USING "BECAUSE WE ARE BLACK" EXCUSE!! IT IS SOOO PLAYED OUT. WHO CARES ABOUT COLOR? SEEMS LIKE BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE ONLY ONES STILL STUCK ON IT!!!

2725 days ago
9.

?    

He was probably exposing his nipples.

2725 days ago
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ummm    

HE WASNT IN HIS BOOSTER SEAT.......

2725 days ago
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Nadine    

Why is it when a minority is stopped by the cops it is racisim? Stop playing the race card...ya'll are acting like Paris Hilton by making excuses. Cops have the right to stop anyone for any reason at all. Deal with it.

2725 days ago
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smartypants    

Jermain Dupri is not on probation --- you never hear about him doing anything wrong. It may be hard for some of you to believe, but not all entertainers are criminals, only 99.0 percent of them.

2725 days ago
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Julie    

Lashawn, learn the law! cops do not have the right to stop anyone for any reason look up "probable cause" or are these words too big for you?

2725 days ago
14.

blair    

DWB

2725 days ago
15.

A    

good one #16
it does get tiring to hear about the profiling every time someone gets in trouble--- not everyone does that, but it seems to be a popular defense!

2725 days ago
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