Kashawn 'DJ Boogy' Harris says police accused him of trying to start a riot
'That's not my kind of background, not where I come from,' Harris said
Police wrote Harris a $50 fine for disorderly conduct after playing the N.W.A. classic as officials shut down an overcrowded bar party last fall
A local DJ in Massachusetts says police accused him of trying to incite a riot after he played N.W.A.'s hip-hop classic 'F*** the Police' as officials were shutting down a college party at a bar.
The party at Shenanigans Pub in Westfield, Massachusetts last October was over capacity, police said, which led the fire marshal to decide to shut it down.
As the crowd was clearing out, police said Kashawn Harris, who was spinning records that night under the moniker DJ Boogy, started playing the controversial 1988 song.
'I believed at that time the combination of alcohol, the excessive amount of people in the bar and the song that the DJ chose to play at that time was an intentional act by the DJ to incite the crowd which showed a reckless disregard for public safety,' Westfield police officer Juanita Mejias wrote in a report, according to MassLive.
Harris, 25, fought back against the accusations in a video posted to his Facebook page Tuesday.
'I don't know why [the officer] is trying to make this into something it's not. I don't come from a background where I'm trying to start riots, in a place... that I do business in faithfully,' Harris said, adding that he has been performing at Shenanigans since he was in college.