On Friday, Golden Globe-winning actor Ving Rhames was a guest on The Clay Cane Show on SiriusXM Urban View and revealed he had a gun pulled on him at his own home in Santa Monica, California.
“I am sure you hear about all the reports of Black men being attacked by police,” Clay Cane said to Rhames. “You are a big star, but how does racism show itself in your life?”
The 59-year-old told a terrifying story of Santa Monica Police pulling a 9mm handgun on him.
“This happened this year. I am in my home, it was around 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon,” Rhames said. “I’m in my house, I’m in a pair of basketball shorts only. I have two English bulldog puppies. I hear a noise in my backyard but I’m thinking the puppies are just running around, and then I get a knock on the front door.”
The Baby Boy actor continued, “I get up, I’m just in my basketball shorts — literally. I get up, I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-mm. They say put up your hands, literally. I just walked and opened up the door. Then they said open the front screen door. They say do it with one hand so then I have to do it with one hand. My hands are up and they have me outside.”
There were a group of police officers, a police dog and the captain of police, Rhames also said.
Thankfully, the captain recognized Ving. The police claimed Rhames’ neighbor called and said a “large Black man” was breaking into a home.
Listen to the entire interview and shocking series of racist events below.