Published: Tue, April 04, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Mike Epps apologizes for dancing with kangaroo on Detroit stage

Mike Epps apologizes for dancing with kangaroo on Detroit stage

In an interview with, Stacks claimed that the kangaroo is part of his travelling Exotic Zoo, and claimed he had all the necessary licenses.

Mr. Epps had zoo owner Javon Stacks bring the kangaroo onstage in front of a rowdy crowd Friday night in Detroit.

Gallagher had watermelons and Richard Pryor had cigarettes, but recently Mike Epps brought out the most freakish "prop" of all and is catching a lot of heat for it.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking into video of a kangaroo that was allegedly mishandled during a Mike Epps comedy show in Detroit.

The incident sparked outrage on social media.

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Animal lovers have a bone to pick with Mike Epps, after the comedian appeared on stage at a recent comedy show with a kangaroo.

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TMZ reports, several ticket holders were infuriated and even described the display as "violent" and "animal abuse".

After the show, Epps posted a backstage video of himself with a different kangaroo which makes it seem like he anticipated backlash.

"PETA hopes the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct an immediate investigation and that the backlash over this stunt will remind all comedians that there's nothing amusing about cruelty to animals", she added. Theses guys are license zoo keepers!

He posted on Instagram April 2 that he wants to "sincerely apologize to everybody".

Kelly McLaughlin, assistant director at the Detroit Animal Control Center said if the man was a Detroit resident and owned the kangaroo he would be breaking the law.

CNN has reached out to reps of Epps and Stacks for additional comment.

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