In January of 2015, a photo of first daughter Malia Obama wearing a Pro Era t-shirt hit Instagram.
Since the president's girls had been generally kept off of social media it caused quite a stir.
It also caught the attention of the Feds. At least according to Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$, who said at the time that he his phone had been tapped.
In a new interview with the New York Post, Joey explained that soon after Malia's reveal the Secret Service did a little gardening so that they could have a better view of his house. He also claimed that the Feds are still listening to his phone calls a year and a half later.
“There was a tree outside my door that shaded my whole house,” he tells The Post. “It had been there for years. But when that s–t with Malia went down, the tree was gone,” he says with a laugh. “The timing was too suspicious. I guess they [had] to get clearer pictures!” He also claims that his phones have been tapped ever since, but remarkably, he doesn’t seem overly concerned about Big Brother watching. “It’s all good. I’m only doing positive things!”Are you buying the government's continued concern with Joey?