The rapper Afroman, 48, legal name Joseph Foreman, posted security camera footage to his Instagram and TikTok pages last week of a raid on his Ohio home by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. The raid, which took place on August 21, included multiple police vehicles and heavily armed officers carrying automatic weapons, body armor, and a ballistic shield. Afroman was out of town for work at the time of the raid.
“Good thing my kids weren’t home,” Afroman said on one of his Instagram uploads.
“… All of this for a vape pen,” he said.
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In another video, he says police searched through his clothing and found $4,300 he had been paid for a rapping gig in one of his suit pockets, which they confiscated.
Afroman told TMZ Live in an interview that police took “some roaches, a vape pen, and a jar of CBD,” but that he was most upset about the damage to his property.
“I think they thought I had like hundreds and thousands of pounds [of cannabis] or something like that,” he said. “They didn’t have to run up my driveway with AR-15s and all kinds of assault weapons, I would have gladly just given that to them. So I don’t know what’s behind destroying all my property.”
Afroman said after the raid, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office asked him to come down to the station and make a statement. “I need a lawyer — Ben Crump, if you’re listening, I’m trying to get ahold of you,” he said, referencing the well-known American civil rights attorney.
Afroman is best known for his songs “Colt-45” and “Because I Got High.”
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