Rapper Rhymefest Films How Cops Treated Him While Reporting A Robbery

The multiple Grammy- and Oscar-winning rapper filmed how Chicago police officers treated him when he went to report a robbery. He has also written a song about it.

Chicago rapper Rhymefest took to Twitter after he was treated “disgustingly” at the hands of police officers while reporting a robbery.

The multiple Grammy- and Oscar-winning hip-hop artist was robbed at gunpoint near South Side when a man jumped into his parked vehicle and demanded his wallet, according to the police report of the incident.

Rhymefest complied and the robber immediately fled the scene on foot.


Later, when the songwriter rushed to the nearest police station to report the crime, he was allegedly mistreated by the officers there, forcing him to film the entire exchange.

"They put a gun to my head. They demanded that I give them my wallet. I gave them my wallet. They told me they were going to shoot me," he can be heard telling officers — who are in plain view — in video that he also posted on Twitter.

At one point in the video, two officers ask Rhymefest to stop recording.

“I don't feel comfortable because I feel like I'm being treated ... when the camera goes off, you all start telling me to get out, I can't make a report,” Rhymefest can be heard saying in the background.


But it wasn’t just the cops Rhymefest criticized. He also addressed the robber, saying he was damaging the community.




The rapper asked the robber to reach out to him:




He even wrote a song, “Cops and Robbers,” about the entire episode:



Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced disciplinary action against the officers involved in the incident.

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