You’ve no doubt heard of “driving while black,” right? Well, get ready for a new one: “banking while black.”
It happened to Sam Benson, a rapper who goes by the stage name Blac Youngsta.
Intending to buy a new Mercedes Benz, on Friday (01-08-16) Benson went to a Wells Fargo branch near the upscale Buckhead section of Atlanta, and as you’ve probably guessed, that’s when things went south, so to speak.
After withdrawing $200,000 in cash and exiting bank, he was met with police, one of whom pointed a gun to his head.
“They come bum rushing me at the car, put me on the ground; putting guns to my head,” says Blac Youngsta. “So, I’m like ‘What did I do?’ A lady was like I’m not supposed to have…$200,000 on me. I’m like, ‘I’m a millionaire. How can I not have $200,000 on me?’”
“They confused me but I’m legit,” the rapper exclaimed.
When APD checked his account, Blac Youngsta had $1.3 million deposited. Eventually police returned his money and issued an apology over the incident.“They couldn’t believe I was young, black, handsome as hell and they couldn’t believe I was getting $200K out,” said Blac Youngsta. “I had my Rolex on with all the diamonds in it, all my rich stuff today.“
(Photo Source: Fox 5 Atlana)