Grammy award-winning rapper, activist and producer Rhymfest was robbed early Saturday morning in the South Side area of Chicago, where he lives.
“Someone jumped in my vehicle, while I was sitting in my auto”, Rhymefest told police.
The rapper said he was inside his parked auto near 44th and South Cottage Grove around 7:30am when a man jumped in his vehicle, held a gun to his head and demanded his wallet – which he have the suspect. I gave them my wallet.
Rhymefest is in shock from the action.
He pointed the out that the gunman was presumably willing to shoot him over a wallet that contained $3. Smith then drove to the police station in his neighborhood to file a report.
Accompanying the video posted to Twitter is Rhymefest’s commentary on dealing with the police: “You wonder we don’t report crimes?” “And Superintendent Johnson has directed the chief of patrol to ensure this matter is addressed today with the district”.
“I want Superintendent Eddie Johnson to explain what is wrong with the culture of Chicago policing when they are too desensitized to take crime reports that’s something that happened before Laquan McDonald”, said Rhymefest noting that an officer said they were “desensitized” from so many people coming in and reporting crimes.
Eventually the second officer tells Rhymefest they will take his report.
“Rhymefest recently performed and spoke at the ‘POV ‘All the Difference” panel discussion at the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour.
Rhymefest, 39, a onetime South Side aldermanic candidate, complied and gave the man his wallet. “I work on your behalf you robbed me”.
“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, who is not visible, but can be heard in the recording. “DM me, yes contact me apologize and talk to me like a brother”, he wrote. It’s also predominantly African-American.