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The Real's Loni Love Once Was Arrested By a White Cop Over a Cup of Soda

The Real's Loni Love Once Was Arrested By a White Cop Over a Cup of Soda

The Real’s Loni Love is opening up about being arrested by the police for “trespassing” at a restaurant by a white police officer.

“I never had to deal with police,” ” she told People about growing up in Detroit. “Everybody just got shot, and that was it.”

Loni wrote about an incident in her memoir, “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To,” when she was arrested and accused of trespassing at a Mexican restaurant while in college in Texas.

“Both you n—- bitches is going to jail. Now close your f–king mouth before I close it for you,” Loni wrote about what the officer said to her. “He put handcuffs on me. And that was my introduction to the criminal justice system.”

Loni said she was accused of putting soda in her free water cup she was given with her meal.

“Fortunately I was able to make it out, take probation and get it expunged from my record, but I could have gotten hurt, if it wasn’t for the grace of God,” she added. “It taught me a lot.”

“It took all of my savings, and it’s all because of something so stupid,” she wrote. “And you could say, well she did put soda in a water cup, but it was because we were two black girls. We know if it was two white girls, [the cop] would have said, ‘Don’t do that.’”

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