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Lil Jon was held at Tan Son Nhat Int’l Airport on Friday for failing to properly declare $400,000 worth the bling, bling, while in route to his show in Macau. The incident forced the Vietnamese U.S. Embassy to get involved to help Jon leave the country.
The King of Crunk said he was detained for nearly 6 hours, along with his jewelry being temporarily seized.
“I was not aware that, when arriving, you have to declare any jewelry…that exceeds $12,000 US dollars… and the jewelry I had with me was worth over $400,000.”
It did not take long for the rapper to ask someone he was traveling with to call the embassy, “…when it started to look like I wouldn’t be able to leave the country until the situation was resolved… U.S. Embassy reps came to the airport and we had a formal meeting with myself, them, and representatives from the Vietnamese government.
The issue was soon sorted out amongst them, and in no time, he was able to head to his performance scheduled for that night.
“They agreed to let me go with a warning in good faith between the Vietnamese government and the U.S. government…After it was resolved, I caught the next flight to Macau for my show for the F1 Rac.”
After documenting his unfortunate foreign detainment experience on Instagram, he also took some time to thank the people who helped him out.
“I really wanna thank the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam again. It’s amazin’ to know that no matter where I travel in the world, if something happens…the U.S. Embassy’s got their citizens’ back! I’m super grateful to them.”