‘Lord’ Aleem Iqbal, a ‘Rick Kid of Instagram’ and one of many affluent youngsters flashing their own or their buddies’ posh toys on YouTube lately, was filmed insulting police officers after being pulled over in his new Lamborghini.
The 21-year old who uses the name ‘Lord Aleem’ on social media had just picked up a brand-new £350,000 (US$470,000) Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster with a personalized number plate reading ’41EEM’ when police stopped him in Digbeth, England, for a routine check, Birmingham Mail reports.
Footage caught by one of the bystanders showed a fuming Iqbal recording the cops with his cell phone while mouthing them off:
“Why you looking at me? Trust me bro, my shoes are probably worth more than your f***ing wages,” he…charmingly tells one of the officers in the car. “Don’t look at me like that.”
The crowd that had gathered around jeered before the officers took off. Iqbal then boasted that the video “is going on YouTube tonight”, which is what happened, but not in the way he thought…
After the incident gained publicity making it all over the news in the UK, Iqbal issued an apology through a family spokesman (what, you don’t have one?);
“Having had time to reflect on what happened and having spoken to his family, Aleem would and also like to apologise to the police officers involved for the way the situation escalated.
Aleem would like to stress that what wasn’t shown in the video was the police officers involved harassing him and forcing him to pull over for ‘having cars follow him’.
Yes, Aleem admits he can get carried away from time to time and said: ‘I’m tired of being harassed by police just because I’m young and drive nice cars. Although that doesn’t excuse my behaviour towards the police officers in the video, I hope this paints a clearer picture as to why I reacted the way that I did.”
However, eyewitness Adam Yosef, who recorded the video, painted a different picture, saying it was Aleem who was provoking the cops:
“As I turned on Moat Lane in Digbeth, I saw a small crowd shouting and cheering outside the outdoor markets, opposite the Bull Ring Tavern,” said Yosef.
“As I moved in closer, I realised it was local car enthusiast Aleem Iqbal in a confrontation with a couple of police officers in front of a gleaming white Lamborghini supercar, which I assumed was his. I wasn’t surprised he was driving the vehicle, or that it appeared police had stopped him. What did surprise me was the abuse and insults he was hurling at the two officers, who were then forced to get on their way.
“I wasn’t sure if he was genuinely being arrogant and rude, or whether he was putting on a show for his film crew of around three young camera men. Either way, I felt it was uncalled for and disrespectful.”
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman told the press, “We stopped a car on Upper Dean Street / Moat Lane at 7.45pm on Friday for a routine check. Checks were made within four minutes.”
Not that it excuses his behavior towards the cops in any way, but poking around on his Instagram page, aside from numerous exotic cars pics, we should mention that we found some newly uploaded images of Aleem in Syria taking part in the ‘Syria Bread Project’ that helps combat hunger, so we’ll at least give him some brownie points for that.
Aleem’s family owns Platinum Executive Travel that hires out luxury and super cars and which made headlines last year after £500,000 worth of the company’s cars were burned down in two suspected arson attacks, as reported by the Daily Mail, while earlier this year, a Ferrari 458 Spider they had rented out to a groom crashed into a wall.
Showroom looking beautiful Masha’Allah 😍 @platinumet_official #LordAleem #PETHQ @ali.petA photo posted by Lord Aleem (@lordaleem_official) on Jun 29, 2016 at 4:18pm PDT
Some friends who joined… Colour game strong 😊 #LordAleemA photo posted by Lord Aleem (@lordaleem_official) on Jun 4, 2016 at 2:06pm PDT
May they always keep smiling…❤️ #SyriaBreadProject #SyrianRefugees #LordAleem www.JustGiving.com/LordAleemA photo posted by Lord Aleem (@lordaleem_official) on Jun 29, 2016 at 10:27am PDT