Tommy Chong and Afroman attend the 2019 Daytime Beauty Awards at The Taglyan Complex on September 20, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America)
*Afroman is being sued by the Ohio sheriff deputies who claim the rapper is using their likeness to sell merchandise.
As Complex reports, the Adams County Sheriff’s Department raided his home last August. The rapper was in Chicago at the time they conducted a search for illegal narcotics but found nothing.
The raid was captured via Afroman’s security cameras. He has since used to footage in a music video called “Will You Help Me Repair My Door.” There’s also a new line of merch featuring images of the deputies who were involved in the raid.
Per TMZ, the Ohio sheriff’s deputies are suing the artist for invasion of privacy, claiming they are suffering from emotional distress and embarrassment as a result of the music video.
“My house is my property, my video camera films, everything on my property as they begin, stealing my money, disconnecting plus destroying my video camera system, they became my property,” Afroman said in response to the lawsuit, according to TMZ.
The rapper claims the deputies stole money from his property during the raid and initially refused to return $400 of the seized cash.
“Criminals caught in the act, of vandalizing and stealing money. My video footage is my property. I used it to identify the criminals who broke into my house, and stole my money. I used it to identify criminals, who broke into my house, stole my money and disconnected my home security system.”
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