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Nappy Roots Rapper

Violent Cops Were RACIST

... And I'll Probably SUE!!!

4/25/2013 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-Nappy Roots rapper R. Prophet says he was the victim of a RACIST BEATDOWN ... and tells TMZ he's thinking about suing the hell out of the cops who tased him earlier this week.

Prophet just called in to "TMZ Live" ... and says he feels it was "definitely racial profiling" when cops in Kentucky approached a car he was riding in this weekend ... and proceeded to beat the crap out of him.

The rapper says the driver of his car was arrested for DUI at a police checkpoint that night  ... and was taken to a nearby police station.

Prophet says he was left in the car ... and while he was trying to figure out how to get home, an officer approached the parked vehicle and demanded the rapper step outside.

"[The officer] said , 'Step out of the car sir,' ... so I stepped out of the car. Next thing I know I was getting handcuffed ... and the officer pulls out ... his little electrocuting gun, they call it a taser or whatever."

The rapper tells TMZ he was beaten mercilessly for no reason.

Prophet says he had been drinking that night ... but insists he didn't do anything wrong at any  point in the evening.

Cops tell a different story ... saying the rapper was highly intoxicated, walked directly into traffic and was a danger to himself and others.

Either way, Prophet says he plans to unleash a legal nightmare on the cops ... right after he clears his name with the judge.

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1.

ABB    

Did he also get tased on the lips? Damn! It must have been a million volt taser to puff em' up so much

484 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

nice makeup although you forgot the lipstick....

484 days ago
3.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Looks like Nicky Minaj but short of hair.

484 days ago
4.

Cereal_Killer    

Way to go police he probably was running his mouth about how famous he used to be..

484 days ago
5.

LB    

Day-um!...them lips be huge!! He looks a little "downsey" or stoned, or stupid....maybe it's all three

484 days ago
6.

Puff D.    

I don't usually believe people when they play the race card these days, but something looks rotten here.

484 days ago
7.

Greg    

I don't know who's to blame here the thug cops or the thug rapper.

484 days ago
8.

RobN    

They all say they're going to sue until it turns out there's video and blood alcohol results and then they just never seem to get those papers filed.

484 days ago
9.

Fallopia Lopez    

Are his lips usually that big? Jeez.

484 days ago
10.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

this miscreant was beaten with the UGLY STICK........over & over & over.
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hope he doesn't pass his gene on

484 days ago
11.

bulging gut with age    

Lawdy that be one fugly brotha! Dem lips! hoooo lawd

484 days ago
12.

Elsa    

cops & rappers... a match made in heaven.
the same haters only in different shades.

484 days ago
13.

Bob    

Yeah, we definitely need a lecture on race relations from the lead singer of "Nappy Roots".

484 days ago
14.

moxie    

I'd like to bitch slap his ugly thug face too.

484 days ago
15.

river rat    

Yeesh! That is one ugly turd!

484 days ago
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