Jay Z: Lends a Lawyer for a Family in Phoenix

Jay-Z is lending some legal muscle to the Phoenix family at the center of a viral video.

For the past few days, folks on social media have rallied behind a family that was confronted and threatened by a police officer after their four-year-old daughter took a Barbie doll from a dollar store. In the clip, officers bark orders at Iesha Harper, telling her to put her hands up, even though she’s pregnant, holding another baby and physically unable to follow police instructions. In another moment, an officer can be seen kicking her handcuffed fiancé in the leg and making threats on camera.

The family plans to file a $10 million lawsuit against the city of Phoenix, and Hov has arranged for attorney Alex Spiro to help the family argue its case — for free.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has said she’s sick over the incident, calling it completely inappropriate and clearly unprofessional.

The officers involved are now on modified desk duty pending a departmental investigation. (KSAZ-TV)

Hot Takes:

  • Hov also had Spiro help 21 Savage with his immigration situation earlier this year.
  • Last month, Jay became hip-hop’s first billionaire. He can afford to do the right thing.
  • Like he said on “99 Problems” — he’s got a few dollars so he can fight the case.
  • The whole world has seen this video — now it’s time to see the family get the justice they deserve.