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 Child. This got here after police searched Lil Child’s automobile, 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 throughout the quick video, “You recognize, it is OK, I do not perceive.” ESPN reported that Harden was standing on the road when the automobile was stopped.
Harden was “not arrested nor positioned in custody,” the prosecutor’s workplace in Paris mentioned (per CBS Information), however Lil Child, (actual identify 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 Child and Harden are pleasant and share a mutual bond over music.
“He bought an actual ear for music,” Lil Child mentioned of Harden to Billboard. “That is how me and him linked on one other stage. He actually into music.”
The Nets star and the Atlanta rapper had been noticed collectively earlier Thursday. Additionally they frolicked with Kanye West on Wednesday evening.
The NBA and the Nets haven’t commented on the incident.