Guy Sebastian has recounted a run-in he had with US police officers which noticed a Los Angeles cop maintain a gun to his head. Sebastian detailed the incident on KIIS FM’s iHeartwork Radio Countdown final week.
The 2003 Australian Idol winner defined that, whereas he was residing in Los Angeles, his automotive was towed illegally. Sebastian reported it as stolen to the police, however ultimately tracked the car down. He referred to as the police to allow them to know he had positioned the automotive and, whereas on maintain, went to a close by carwash.
“So I’m sitting in this car wash, washing this car, and suddenly all these police converge on me with guns drawn,” Sebastian recalled.
Sebastian realised that, as a result of he had reported the automotive theft earlier that day, “to them, I’m driving a stolen car.”
“They’re going, ‘shut up’, they wouldn’t let me talk,” he stated.
Sebastian tried to clarify that he was the proprietor of the automotive, and that he had papers to show it on the entrance seat. The police officers appeared not to hear, nevertheless, and yelled at Sebastian to “get on the ground”.
“So I get on the ground…[one of the police officers] had a knee on me as well and he’s pulled my phone out of my pocket and thrown it across the floor and smashed it. And I was like…dude ‘what have you done that for?’”
“It was full on. He actually had the gun pressed into my forehead,” the singer recalled.
“I could feel the metal of this gun, and there were so many of them.”
Eventually, a feminine police officer listened to Sebastian’s request that they have a look at the automotive’s papers on the entrance seat. The officers realised Sebastian owned the car lawfully and the scenario was subtle.
Sebastian acknowledged that the incident was one thing of a misunderstanding, and appeared in a position to snort it off.
“[The police] are heavy-handed, but they deal with a lot of stuff too. They deal with extremely heavy-handed criminals and members of the public. It’s not like here [Australia]. Everyone’s got a gun,” Sebastian defined.
Guy Sebastian made headlines final week after his former supervisor, Titus Day, was arrested and charged after allegedly defrauding the singer out of $1.15 million. Day confronted courtroom final in Sydney final week.
In June, Sebastian appeared alongside Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he unveiled the Federal Government’s $250 million arts sector reduction package deal. The singer drew criticism for his look, with many saying that the package deal failed to handle the humanities staff hardest hit by the pandemic.