Detroit Record-Label Owner Alleges Bias, Sues Canadian Officials for $900 Million

A Detroit-based record-label owner has filed a $900 million lawsuit against two former Canadian cabinet members and a slew of border guards, alleging that they conspired to racially profile him during numerous trips across the U.S./Canada border. Jerome Almon, owner and executive producer of Detroit- and Toronto-based Murdercap Records, says that he was harassed and detained for secondary inspection by border patrol officers at least 117 times from 1998 to 2004. His lawsuit, filed on Friday (Jan. 12) in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, names rappers, such as Jay-Z and 50 Cent, as potential witnesses, as well as Toronto Mayor David Miller and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay. Defendants in the case include Elinor Caplan and Denis Coderre, the former minister of national revenue and the former immigration minister, respectively. In an interview with Canada’s National Post, Almon commented, “Border services, the people in charge, see rappers as the epitome of Black. They see rappers as the representation of Black Americans and American culture overall in the worst sense—aggressive, rude, violent—and they want it stopped.”

  • CALI DRO

    9OO MIL COT DAMN!!!
    MURDERCAP RECORDS, WTF????

  • total

    1st

  • ozopado

    900 mil (try and error) go for it nigg

  • Flip

    Fuck Canada. Word up!

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  • Eman

    This guy is an idiot I live in metro detroit getting stopped and harassed by customs is nothing new those dudes are assholes to everyone I think he just wants a hand out shame like lots of citys we have local record labels but I never heard of this label in my life! and I know everything about hip hop lol

  • Jersey Boy

    GET RICH BITCH .NEXT HEADLINE PLEASE

  • SLICK

    Canada always gets dogged when it comes to hiphop concerts, use the most current EPMD show where all the artists didnt even show up to the venue and now this saturday THE GAME is not crossing the border so the show has been cancelled..ICP WAS CANCELLED,NAS WAS CANCELLED because his dj couldnt get over the border,EMINEM barely made it over..hell ya’ll it is a racism problem,me n my boy J MILLER tried crossin the border into the states and have been hounded for over 45mins, they find it hard to beleive that someone of color actually has a real job and works for there money and roll in a nice car without having to use dirty money to pay for it… GO FOR YOURS DUDE! BUT CANADA NEEDS A WAKE UP CALL
    real talk-

  • http://yahoo.com jasiya1:9

    OK IF THIS NIGGA SAID 5 OR MAYBE 10 MILL…I COULD UNDERSTAND, BUT C’MON IS HE REALLY TRYING TOO GET $900,000,000…….U KNOW HE AINT GONNA GET IT..LOL

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  • Stax On Deck

    $900-mill?? GODDAYUM!!!!!!!!!!

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    People need to realize that there is a reason for it to be $900 million. It’s not just some random number he pulled out.

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  • Spickster

    “Flip” your a fuckin idiot, what the fuck has Canada ever done to you. Them Canadians got some slept on talent.