The N.W.A.’s protest to police violence had a Massachusetts DJ learning the hard way that playing that song while police are around could lead to potential drama.
DJ Boogy was spinning at Shenanigans Pub when police began to clear out the overcrowded bar. According to a report from masslive.com, Boogy, played the N.W.A. classic F*** the Police and got a summons for disorderly conduct in the process.
“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,” according to the officer who wrote in the report.
The DJ explains his side of it by saying that he had the song cued up before police even arrived. “I had no intention of inciting a riot. It was just college kids having fun.” He received a court summons a month later, only then realizing he was being prosecuted. “For them to even think I was trying to start riots was frustrating for me,” he said. “That’s not my kind of background, that’s not where I come from.”
The officer on duty stated “While in the bar I could hear glass being broken. I observed shards of broken beer bottles on the ground as well as liquid causing a dangerous slippery condition on the floor.” When the officers began asking people to leave, they found it difficult due to the loud music.
The officer asked for the music to be shut off, when the DJ allegedly began playing the N.W.A. song. He was found responsible for disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a $50 fine.
He did not respond to a request for comment.