Rapper Joey Bada$$ says the FBI tapped his phone after Malia Obama wore one of his T-shirts

The New York rapper says FBI officers have his 'whole crib surrounded'

New York rapper Joey Bada$$ has discussed a recent incident which saw a leaked photo of President Obama’s daughter wearing one of his T-shirt surface online.

The photo, below, appears to show Malia Obama, 16, wearing Pro Era merchandise, the rapper’s collective.

Speaking to American DJ Sway on Sirius XM, Joey Bada$$ said: “My phone is tapped at the moment, yeah. When you have the leader of the free world’s daughter wearing your shirts and all of that, I guess they start to investigate.”

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He continued: “They got my whole crib surrounded. I believe it. I don’t sleep. I hear the clicks on my phone.”

Joey Bada$$ recently released a collaboration with Action Bronson and Elle Varner called ‘Run Up On Ya’.

The new song is a bonus track on the rapper’s debut studio album ‘B4.Da.$$’, which was released this week via Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era and features guest appearances from Raury, Kiesza and BJ The Chicago Kid among others.

Earlier this month it was announced that Bada$$ was being charged with assault at a music festival in Australia. The artist allegedly struck a security guard who challenged him at around 8.30pm on January 2. He appeared at the festival later that evening, but was arrested after the show.

A police statement, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald, read: “A 20-year-old man was allegedly punched in the face by a man while working as a security guard at the festival. The man was treated for a broken nose and other facial injuries.”

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Bada$$ is due to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on March 19.
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