BILOXI, Louisiana (CelebrityAccess) A security guard, who has received a court judgment of more than $233,000, says that an incident involving rapper Boosie Badazz and pepper spray was necessary.
Glen Kerley has said that he used pepper spray in the 2017 incident because a man was trying to start a fight with him as he tried to get a crowd including the rapper to leave the Dillard’s department store. Badazz was in the city for Black Beach Weekend. Kerley claims that he was attacked by the rapper and his bodyguard, Larry Anderson.
Badazz denied the claims in an Instagram post and said Kerley used racial slurs, which Kerley denied. He testified that he was assaulted while dealing with the rapper and onlookers. Kerley said the group was asked to leave the store but he doesn’t know why.
He said that he was trying to get the group to leave when one man turned, clenching a fist and said, “Don’t touch me.” The security guard said he used pepper spray at that point to prevent a fight in the perfume department.
The group moved to another part of the store. Video shows Kelsey pepper-spraying a man in the face while others, including the rapper, stood nearby. Kelsey said the man told him, “Come on, me and you. Right here, right now,” according to the Sun-Herald. He said he was knocked in the head and a Biloxi police officer intervened when a member of the entourage lunged at Kerley.
Another employee said in a pretrial hearing that Kerley was known to be aggressive toward black shoppers.
Boosie sued the store and Kerley but didn’t attend the trial, causing a default judgment.