The driver in question was blocking Dre’s driveway with his car. The rapper asked him to move, and the man did so, but continued to curse and yell at him out the car window.
Dr. Dre then decided to get footage of the incident, so he took out his cell phone to record the man’s antics. The man then yelled at him, “Here we go again. Another black guy with a gun.” The man called the police and told them the music mogul had pulled a gun on him.
The police arrived and handcuffed Dr. Dre. He consented to a search, and the officers found no firearms on him. The car driver was still dissatisfied and insisted on making a citizen’s arrest. He filled out an incident report, which will be sent to the local district attorney. The D.A. will decide if any charges will be issued.
At the time, Dr. Dre was released from cuffs and not taken into custody.
Dre has faced previous lawsuits. In the early years of his career, he was pegged with a couple violence against women charges which were settled out of court. He recently addressed his behavior in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I made some f*cking horrible mistakes in my life. I was young, f*cking stupid. I would say all the allegations aren’t true–some of them are,” he said. “Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really fucked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”
He’s since made quite a reputation for himself as a businessman. He’s currently the founder and CEO of both Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. In 2015, he was ranked by Forbes as the richest figure in hip hop, with an estimated income of 620 million from the previous year.