Ethan, the young rapper from New York City who’s been the focus of a string of racist tweets, has had a few run-ins with the law.
First, the rapper was arrested for allegedly selling a video to a teenager who was 14 years old, but his lawyers argued that because the video was not legally obtained, it didn’t constitute a “prohibited act.”
This argument was thrown out by a judge who noted that the rapper did not sell the video, and was simply “a minor selling a tape.”
Ethan’s lawyers responded to this by arguing that the juvenile sold a video of himself “in the presence of a person of the same or less age.”
The judge also noted that he could have charged Ethan with selling a “marijuana-infused beverage” if he believed the sale of the video to be a “crime.”
But the judge dismissed the argument.
In a statement, Ethan said, “the case is one of a few that has come before the courts with the same argument being advanced by my legal team.
This is an issue of free speech and it has never been a crime to be racist.”
The rapper and his team were able to avoid a potential felony conviction for violating the NY Penal Code section that makes it a crime “to incite racial hatred or disparage another person.”
However, this decision was not without precedent.
In November, New York State Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz ruled that while it was illegal to make a video that “promotes hatred against a race,” it was okay to make that video if you did so “in good faith.”
This decision was upheld by the New York Supreme Court, which said, in part, that the decision was “totally consistent with the First Amendment.”
The ruling went on to say, “The Court recognized that the language of the statute is not exhaustive, and that the First and Fourteenth Amendments do not allow it to be used as a general definition of incitement to racial hatred.”
As for the decision regarding the underage sale of a video, Ethane said he will appeal the decision, and is currently awaiting his case to go to trial.
Ethan is the son of rapper Kanye West, who recently released his new album The Life of Pablo, and his mom, rapper Etta James, is also of the rapper’s generation.
The rapper was born in 1992 in Queens, New Jersey, and grew up in Manhattan.
He was the youngest rapper in the history of hip-hop, having only recorded his debut track, “I Feel It Coming,” in the early ’90s.
In 2016, he released the mixtape The Life Is Too Short, which featured the hit single “Black on Top,” which became a chart-topping hit.
His sophomore album, The Life is Too Short II, was released in 2017, and featured the single “I’m on a Roll.”
In 2018, he also released the documentary The Life Has a Strange Tale, which chronicled the life of his father, Ethans father, who died in 2016.
Ethans life was not affected by the rise of racism in the United States, though.
In 2017, Ethano Williams, the son and cousin of Kanye West’s father, became the first black member of the hip-hopping hip-hops collective Young Money.
In 2018 and 2019, the elder Kanye West released his second album, Graduation, which also featured the track “I Can’t Tell You.”
He is also the father of one of the biggest rappers of all time, Kendrick Lamar.
Ethano was born on January 26, 1993, in Queens.