Rapper Lil Pump Caught Driving Rolls with MINI Plates, Claims Racial Profiling

Much like the boy who cried wolf, it seems that “racial profiling” is becoming the go-to excuse for every young, up-and-coming rapper who gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
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Or, more specifically, with his hands on the wheel of a car with expired plates, never having had a valid driver’s license.

Lil Pump, the rapper who just turned 18 this month, was arrested earlier this week in Miami after cops pulled him over and caught him on the wrong side of the law. At the time, the rapper was driving a black Rolls-Royce, but the plates on it were actually registered to a MINI. And they had expired.

When asked for his driver’s license, Lil Pump casually replied that he’d never had one. That makes his driving completely illegal, not to mention dangerous to every other driver and pedestrian.

Still, though he was in clear violation of the law, his attorney, Brian Bieber, is arguing racial profiling to justify the bust. He tells TMZ that his client, real name Gazzy Garcia, was targeted because cops didn’t like seeing a Hispanic young man driving an expensive car and not because he had done something wrong.

Sure, the very fact that he was driving was wrong and illegal, but the cops didn’t know that, Bieber says. So they pulled him over on false pretenses (first an illegal turn and then the story of the expired tags), and tried to pin whatever they could on him. They were lucky to actually find something.

On the bright side (for Lil Pump), he won’t have to appear in court for this incident and his attorney will settle this without him. Garcia has just served time in juvi for firing a gun in the door of his home in Los Angeles, because he was 17 at the time.
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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