Police Invade Black Man’s Home After Singing Jay-Z’s 99 Problems

Apparently, rapping Hov lyrics warrants a visit from the cops.

You can’t babysit while being black. You can’t BBQ while being black. And now you can’t rap Jay-Z lyrics in your own backyard while being black.

Davon Eddington told TMZ that last week he was in his backyard in Spring Hill, Tennessee, having a phone conversation with his brother. The two men were talking about LeBron James and the Lakers when Davon quoted the Hov hook from, “I got 99 problems, but a b**** ain’t one.”


Davon’s neighbor overheard the conversation, misinterpreted the lyric and told cops that he thought Davon was beating his fiancée—who happened to be upstairs taking a bath.

According to police reports, cops raced to Davon’s home after the caller told them he heard Davon say he had “99 problems and this b**** ain’t one.”

Davon says cops eventually got to his home and drew their guns before realizing the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

Cops apologized and luckily Davon is still alive to tell this story that is all but too familiar amongst the black community.

Tabie is your friendly neighborhood transplant, currently attempting to live out the big New York dream. During my free time, I like to write stories and short essays. I also use this expensive thing I bought called a camera. I capture moments and the beautiful people I encounter. I live by the motto "collaboration over competition" because why waste energy bringing someone down when we can rise together. Manhattanville College Alum.