Nets guard James Harden was briefly detained and frisked by police in Paris on Thursday whereas apparently making an attempt to talk up on behalf of rapper Lil Baby. This got here after police searched Lil Baby’s car, which smelled like hashish, a banned substance in France.
The incident at about 4:30 p.m. native time (10:30 a.m. ET) was caught on digicam. Harden mentioned through the quick video, “You know, it’s OK, I don’t understand.” ESPN reported that Harden was standing on the road when the automobile was stopped.
Harden was “not arrested nor placed in custody,” the prosecutor’s workplace in Paris mentioned (per CBS Information), however Lil Baby, (actual title Dominique Jones) was arrested together with an unidentified man and charged with transporting medication.
ESPN reported that police found 20 grams of hashish within the automobile.
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Lil Baby and Harden are pleasant and share a mutual bond over music.
“He got a real ear for music,” Lil Baby mentioned of Harden to Billboard. “That’s how me and him linked on another level. He really into music.”
The Nets star and the Atlanta rapper had been noticed collectively earlier Thursday. In addition they frolicked with Kanye West on Wednesday night time.
The NBA and the Nets haven’t commented on the incident.