Yung Bleu Apologizes To Gainesville PD In Since-Deleted Instagram Post
By Kelly Fisher
August 26, 2021
Yung Bleu offered his apologies to a Georgia law enforcement agency earlier this week — and he’s since deleted the post.
The 27-year-old rapper reportedly accused the Gainesville Police Department of racial profiling. He then released a statement on Instagram, which Saycheese TV captured in a screenshot and shared on Twitter:
“I apologize for taking my anger out on the Gainesville police department instead of the business who lied and manipulated the situation. I was embarrassed and in disbelief of what happened so I directed my energy towards the wrong people. My energy will now be directed towards absolute trailers because (their) lies could have turned to a possible deadly situation for me. Officers were moving off what they were told by this establishment. That I was a ‘fraudulent thief’ because even knowing my name or interacting with us. No I’m not being (quiet)! I’m not letting this slide and blow over. That can open the door for more ignorance in the community that can be more dangerous to those after me. I will use my platform to make an example and create possible change in this community for the good. I will be suing Absolute Trailers for Discrimination and profiling and hopefully this promotes fair service to all black peoples in this community.”
I will be suing absolute trailers for racial discrimination and profiling.— Yung Bleu (@_YungBleu) August 25, 2021
Although he deleted the full apology, Bleu posted part of statement on Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday (August 25), directed at the Gainesville trailer dealer: “I will be suing absolute trailers for racial discrimination and profiling.”
Bleu previously accused the Gainesville Police Department of racial profiling in another since-deleted post on Instagram. The Alabama rapper said at that time, according to Complex: “They approached me and my team for absolutely nothing trying to buy a trailer for my tour at (Absolute Trailers) the owner was a old white guy who called the police talking about they suspect fraud! I was just trying to buy a trailer!” The owners of the company apparently had a suspected fraud case the week before the incident with Bleu.