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Ari Lennox arrested in Amsterdam for disturbing public order

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Ari Lennox was arrested Monday for disturbing public order at the Amsterdam Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, ABC News confirms. Dutch military police said she had accused airline staff of racial discrimination.

The Dreamville Records artist tweeted about the incident, writing, “I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me…F*** Amsterdam security. They hate black people.”

When the police were asked about Lennox’s claims of racial discrimination, a spokesperson replied, “We have heard that she said that… I also read that she made an apology to the airline. But that’s not our concern, our concern is to get everything on paper and ask her why she made those threats.”

“We tried to calm her, but she was very loud and didn’t want to stop,” the spokesperson continued. “That’s when we saw that she was probably under the influence of the alcohol, and this was later confirmed.”

Dutch police confirmed later on Monday that Lennox has been released.

The 30-year-old singer performed her latest single, “Pressure,” on the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards which aired Sunday from the Apollo Theater in New York City.

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