Moodymann, real name Kenny Dixon Jr, has shared disturbing footage of what appears to be his arrest by police at his home. In an Instagram video (now deleted, but reshared (via Exclaim), there are police outside of his car in his backyard holding him at gunpoint while he is taking a video of the incident. They are yelling at him to “unlock the door” and demand he get out of the car all while keeping their rifles trained on his person. He alleges there are nine other police officers there. It is unclear what led to this escalation or why the police were even called to the property.
In the post (screenshot via DJ Mag), he writes that “HP police came [in] (MY BACKYARD) demanding proof of ownership and this is how they reacted...charged me 4 Breaking and entering on my own property even though I had keys."
He added, "what u can't c is 9 other officers pointing there AR15 directly at my head...next time just pull the MF trigger let's get this shit over with (I'm tired) I'm so tired."
The video was shared this afternoon and the video appears to be taken at night, so it is unclear when this happened. He references “HP” likely Highland Park, which is in the Detroit metro area. Beware, the video may be disturbing to some.
Moodymann is a beloved member of the Detroit house and techno scene who’s music has made him a legend in the underground and his sets a can’t miss spectacle. This comes in the backdrop of high-profile cases police violence towards minorities across the United States that has sometimes resulted in the death of minorities at the hands of police. Filming has become a last line of defense to help get a visual out about these encounters that have been going on for decades.
We reached out to Moodymann’s camp when the video was posted for more details on the situation and did not hear back by publishing time.