The Perfect Gentleman singer shared footage on Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday morning which showed him in handcuffs besides a police car and claimed it was a case of "mistaken identity" and he had done "absolutely nothing".

According to, the former Fugees star and two female passengers were pulled over by Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies in West Hollywood around 1.30am local time because his vehicle matched the description of a car used in an army robbery around the same time and place. The singer was also reportedly wearing a red bandana, which allegedly matched the suspect's description.

The news outlet reported Wyclef was handcuffed because he allegedly reached towards his waistband while talking to the deputies, that he was in the restraints for around six minutes and the Grammy award-winning musician was released once deputies realised they had the wrong person.

He has since taken to social media to blast the behaviour of the police and to give his own account of the incident.

"I was instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself and before being told why," he wrote. "In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person. They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal.

"I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent. As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by the bahavior of the LAPD (sic)."

The real suspect was reportedly suspect apprehended the same evening.