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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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91.

how sad    

TMZ, please don't print a story until you have the WHOLE story. This story was
for no other purpose that to get the black vs white thing going again.

2673 days ago
92.

tired of cry baby    

IT NUMBER 3 TREY WERE WHITE HE WOULD BE WHTIE TRASH OR LIKE K-FED!!!! I WISH I HAD A RACE CARD TO PLAY TO BLAME MY FAILURES ON, WHAT SUCKS IS SOMEWHERE DO THE LINE SOMEONE WILL USE THE RACE CARD AND IT WILL BE SO WATERDOWN FROM OVER USE, EVER HEAR OF THE "BOY WHO CRYED WOLF?"

2673 days ago
93.

Christa    

He was a black man driving an expensive car, why else would get pulled over? Then he was allowed to leave once they ran checks and realized, he had more money than their entire department.

Some of you act as if DWB (driving while black) doesn't exist. Wake up people, studies have been done, it's real.

2673 days ago
94.

I should be doing some work....    

Tammy, honey....you can't be serious. Black mothers in your same situation 20 years ago faced the same thing- and when you start collecting Medicare and Medicaid, the same thing will happen to your estate when you pass on to glory...only this time it will be called "estate recovery", as the government likes to get "reimbursed" for their expenditures. (unless of course you divest your estate via Medicaid planning, which will most likely subject you to a penalty if done within the lookback period....but I digress...) The "free" money that you suspect the black mothers are getting now are also being given to white single mothers on government assistance, who *surprise, surprise* make up the majority of the beneficaries...

2673 days ago
95.

BRONX    

DWB

2673 days ago
96.

BRONX    

TAMMY GO FIND A JOB AND LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR BABY DADDY. I AM BLACK NEVER GOT ANYTHING FOR FREE, ALWAYS HAVE A JOB AND PAY MY OWN WAY NOT ALL BLACKS COLLECT WHATS THE NAME AGAIN W E L F A R E. GET A JOB

2673 days ago
97.

BRONX    

THIS IS FOR TMZ U FOLKS NEED TO SCREEN THESE COMMENTS ITS A DISGRACE IN HERE COME ON NOW THIS IS NOT FOR SEX CHAT,


TMZ PLEASE DO SOME THING

2673 days ago
98.

bloody carolina    

jermaines grandparents live about one mile from where im at. its funny because all of the houses over there are ran down and nasty, and they have a nice plush little place. its cool he took care of his folks. and there so down to earth they kept the same neighbors. he seems like a cool cat.

2673 days ago
99.

niece    

I am white and have seen and heard of several white, black and hispanic people that have been on welfare and had no right to be. They cheated in every way imaginable. Bums and cheats, liars and theives have no color, they are in all races! I did however notice a post earlier that I must respond to. I too have walked into a store and had people watching me MANY times! If you are not dressed a certain way you WILL be watched or if the store undercover cop has nothing better to do you WILL be watched. My husband makes over 150K and I have still been watched, I don't walk around in fancy clothes. Why do I hear that only minoritey women get hair extensions that is not true if you look at people like Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith to name a few. How many women get butt implants? How many women get lip injections? How many woment get implants? Women from every walk of life are buying into the fashion industries ideal of the perfect woman not just the blacks or asians!

2673 days ago
100.

blair    

I hate being white!!

2673 days ago
101.

brown recluse    

OH HELL HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THIS ISHT(YEA YOU READ IT RIGHT) RACIAL PROFILING????I DON'T KNOW?!?MAYBE THEY WANTED A PEEK AT MS. JACKSON! BESIDES, J.D. IS ONE OF THE LEAST CONFRONTAIONAL ARTIST OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. ALL MS. JACKSON WANTS IS A BEAT.....ALL J. D. WANTS TO DO IS GIVE IT TO HER!:)

2672 days ago
102.

Valerie    

This whole race thing is silly. When Paris Hilton got pulled over, I never thought it was because of race, it was because she's a retard. Fortunately for Jermaine Dupri, he doesn't have that problem. If neither his people nor the police wanted to talk about it, then leave it alone... He wasn't arrested... As far as Paris Hilton, people of all races can enjoy being free of that moron for a while.

2672 days ago
103.

ddk    

Uh, looks like the cops are putting him in the front seat and not the back! Check the pic. the front side passenger door is open. If it was racial, why not put him in the back? can't we all just get along........

2672 days ago
104.

jay    

L. A. pd is a joke.Anytime you do wickedness or unjust to another man you decrease the qaulity of your own life and existance.Regardless of the race. Wrong is wrong in the creaters eyes. Karma is something you don't see but it governs our existance.When you have problems with your kids. There on acid and lsd, they turn out to be hippies and nomads. Its because they don't respect you and can see through your superficial ways.It all relates back to what you do on a day to day basis. How you deal with the people you come in contact with on a daily basis.It's funny that you become a cop to stop people from being harmed and taken advantage of but you become ther harmer, the bully, the murderer, the liar, the racist.Its really sad. This man was profiled and every body in america knows it. Jermaine has never been arrested ever and never even been in a fight or in the news four any thuggism. But yet when he goies to California all of a sudden he is and animal and needs to be caged for precaution. Its amazing.Every man has to answer for the decision he makes, be black or white or latin it really don't matter. If you think that you are here alone and noone is watching what you do you are in sane. We were created by a higher power and we are all held responsibe for who how we treat our fellow man.Get over this color thing. It really don't matter in the end.We all know L.A. is not a friendly city. Its really sad. Trying to live you life through someone else just to make headlines.You can fool some of the people but anyone with education or common sense knows the truth.This was profiling. and yes it angers me because it could've been me and its happening everyday to totally innocent people.L.A. stinks from the very core.I will never spend my money in California> So sad.

2672 days ago
105.

brown recluse    

IS TMZ.COM DELETING MY POSTS? WHY? IT'S LIKE TMZ WANTS TO SEE NEGATIVE WORDS ON HERE? IT'S LIKE THEY ARE ADDICATED OR SOMETHING! FUNNY, TMZ, LET ME FIND OUT..................

2672 days ago
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