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Singer Ari Lennox Arrested In Amsterdam

By Oreoritse Tariemi
30 November 2021   |   9:34 am
Ari Lennox | E R&B singer Ari Lennox was arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Monday following a "racial profiling" incident.  The singer shared on social media that she has a run-in with authorities in the Netherlands.  "I'm being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me," Lennox wrote on Twitter on…

Ari Lennox | E

R&B singer Ari Lennox was arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Monday following a “racial profiling” incident. 

The singer shared on social media that she has a run-in with authorities in the Netherlands. 

“I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to a woman racially profiling me,” Lennox wrote on Twitter on Monday morning, after a tweet she shared accusing “Amsterdam security” of hating Black people.

The Shea Butter Baby artist (real name Courtney Shanade Salter) also wrote, “I just want to go home. I’ll never leave my house again.” 

However, the Dutch military police responsible for security at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, debunked Ari Lennox claims. Officials said that she was arrested because of her aggressive behaviour towards an airline official and for being drunk in public.

Speaking to ABC, Dutch authorities confirmed Lennox was still in custody for allegedly “disturbing public order in combination with being under [the] influence of alcohol.”

“Our unit found a woman full of emotions that wouldn’t calm down,” spokesman Robert van Kapel said. “That’s why she had to be taken into custody.”

Van Kapel revealed that it was unclear how long she’d be in custody, but authorities were still investigating the incident.

Lennox had performed her song Unloyal with Summer Walker at BET’s 2021 Soul Train Awards on Sunday. On Monday, she tweeted that she arrived in Amsterdam at about 9 a.m. local time on Nov. 29.

She’s best known for her 2019 single Shea Butter Baby, which has been streamed almost 114 million times on Spotify.