Rapper Young M.A was taped getting into a heated discussion with Atlanta police over the weekend after she claimed that they pulled one of her fans over for no reason. In a video of the incident reposted by DJ Akademiks, M.A. can be heard asking a white police officer, “What did she do?” as he told her the situation was “fine.”
“No, it ain’t fine. No, no, no, no, no,” M.A. replied, asking why the police pulled over the woman for reportedly “blocking traffic” while she was speaking to the Red Flu rapper. As M.A. and several bystanders inquired why the police were calling for backup and asking to go into the woman’s trunk. “Ya’ll still ain’t say why though! Why did you pull her over though? She was not blocking no f—ing traffic!”
Later on in the clip, M.A. thanks the cops for letting the woman off with a warning and gives her fan a big hug before saying, “That’s how we stand, bro, that’s how we stand! They didn’t want to let her go, bro. She came up to me showing love as a fan, bro. And them n—s pulled her over ’cause she was in the middle of traffic. And we all pulled up, five cars deep, on police! We in Atlanta right now. We don’t want no smoke, we don’t want no problems. But you’re not gonna do that to my fans, bro.”
M.A. said the run-in took 15 minutes to resolve and she noted that she didn’t want to disrespect the officers, who she praised after they “didn’t do the most.” The scene took place on a weekend when police were out in force in dozens of cities across the nation during largely peaceful protests in the wake of the police-related death of Minnesota’s George Floyd. She also joined a larger movement encouraging citizens to take action in the face of injustice, including fellow ATL MC Killer Mike, who pleaded on Friday for his fellow Georgians to refrain from the looting and rioting that has plagued some cities as night falls during the Floyd protests and instead use their power at the ballot box in November.
“F–k a statement!” M.A tweeted on Monday morning (June 1). “Commit action! Let the people see you relate to their pain! I’ve been thru that! And still go thru it! NYPD don’t give a f–k! They pull you over for anything!”