Freddie Gibbs Talks Being Accused Of Sexual Assault On Viceland’s ‘The Therapist’ (VIDEO)
by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Freddie Gibbs has not really spoken publicly about being accused of sexual assault in Austria.
Gibbs was eventually found not guilty of the alleged crime, but the ordeal had a serious emotional and psychological impact on the You Only Live 2wice album creator.
Dr. Siri Sat Sam Singh sat down with Gibbs for an episode of Viceland’s The Therapist.
Gibbs provided more details about the day he was arrested in Europe.
“I do a show in Paris, and then the day after I go into my hotel room, and people just popped up out of nowhere,” recalled the Gary, Indiana native. “It was the janitor, the bellboy, the guy on the corner in plain clothes. Everybody just turned around and turned into the police.”
He continued, “The girl had changed her story and said, ‘I had a dream that Freddie Gibbs raped me too.'”
Gibbs admitted facing rape accusations as a black man from two white women in a mostly white country was “traumatizing.”
Dr. Singh compared Gibbs’ situation with the To Kill A Mockingbird character Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a white woman in Harper Lee’s 1960 novel.
When asked how he is handling the anger from the legal nightmare, Gibbs replied by saying he was angry at the world, Europeans, his friends, himself, and even his profession at one point.
“I’m still not sure if I wanna do this anymore,” he said referring to his career in entertainment. “I don’t think I’ve been in the booth since I’ve been back… If doing this can put me in this position, I’m not sure I wanna do it anymore.”
Upcoming episodes of The Therapist are set to feature appearances by D.R.A.M., Joey Bada$$, Waka Flocka Flame, DeJ Loaf, Young M.A, and more.