Banner became irate after a bouncer at Ozio Restaurant & Lounge denied entry to a member of his crew. According to TMZ, Banner told the bouncer “I got you niggas, I got you. You a sellout nigga I got money” and threw money and credit cards at him.
Police arrived on the scene and attempted to pacify Banner. Banner yelled “I don’t give a fuck about no police!” and was promptly arrested. He was issued a ticket and later released.
Prior to the video hitting social media but after his arrest, Banner had taken to social media to speak out against the venue:
“Club Ozio in #WashingtonDC I hope that you treat the people of the city better than what I experienced last night. If not #shutitdown. If we spend our money with you then treat our people right. I hope to represent my people with grace, style and respect. “But” I’m a grown Man. There is a point where I must protect “My” honor first. What happen to me is not important. It is my feeling though that it may be common practice. If so, that is the bigger problem. If not [wind emoji]”
Watch the incident below
Black media don’t copy and paste. White media throws you scraps and it’s your duty to give Black people the truth. Clicks or truth?
— DAVID BANNER (@davidbanner) June 15, 2016