UPDATED: 1 p.m. EST — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's office confirmed that Wyclef Jean was detained early Tuesday morning in the West Hollywood, a reporter for "Entertainment Tonight" tweeted. Jean matched the description of a suspect in a nearby robbery of a gas station, the sheriff's officer reportedly said. 

Jean documented the ordeal on Twitter as he was being handcuffed and expressed outrage over his treatment as a suspect. The Grammy Award winning singer-rapper was ultimately released without having been arrested or charged.

Original story:

Musician Wyclef Jean was handcuffed in Los Angeles early Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department after he was mistaken for a suspected robber of a nearby gas station. Jean, 47, founder of the rap group The Fugees, said the LAPD targeted him for “absolutely nothing” in an 18-second video clip he posted to his Twitter account.  

In the video, Jean can be seen standing between two police officers, a male, and female, with his arms behind his back.

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“Ya’ll see the police have handcuffs on me,” he said speaking into the camera. “They just took off my Haitian bandanna. That’s what’s going on with Wyclef in L.A. right now,” he said.

“The LAPD have me in cuffs for absolutely no reason,” he added. 

The Haitian-born rapper-singer said he was in the studio with the artist T-Baby when the reported gas station robbery occurred. 

T-Baby tweeted in response to the incident:  "Dem ppl wicked and bad mind! Walk Free King!"

It was unclear who recorded the video, which was posted to Jean’s Twitter page early Tuesday morning with the caption: “LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandanna robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working.”

The LAPD had not issued a statement about what transpired Tuesday or whether Jean was arrested. However, after the episode ended, Jean took to Twitter to break down the incident. For starters, he said, all he ever did was ask the officers "why" he was put him in handcuffs, adding that he did not get a chance to identify himself.

Jean said he told the officers they had the wrong person but they still treated him as a criminal, he tweeted.  

Jean, who adopted his daughter in 2005 at 3-years-old, said he is sure "no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs ..."

Tuesday's incident angered some social media users. “The point is that Black ppl ALWAYS ‘fit the description,’ it’s why he says ‘another.’ We are always suspects," wrote one Twitter user. 

"This is disgraceful and the police need to treat black men like people," wrote another.