Before “Sorry to Bother You,” Boots Riley Was Arrested on Unconstitutional Charge in Norfolk

by | Oct 9, 2021 | COMMUNITY

Raymond “Boots” Riley, the rapper, filmmaker, and communist activist, made his directorial debut this month with “Sorry to Bother You,” but a decade before, he was removed from a stage and arrested in Norfolk. His crime, if you can believe it, was using an “embellishment of the F-word” when he introduced members of Coup.



but Virginians might remember him from an appearance at the Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival in Norfolk,

Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival in Town Point Park

David Streever

David Streever

David Streever was editor of the RVA Mag print quarterly from 2017 until 2018. He's written two cycling books for Falcon and covered the Tour de France and the 2015 UCI Championship in Richmond. He writes about politics, culture, cycling, and pretty much anything else.

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