Rapper Rhymefest, whose real name is Che Smith, said the way he was treated by Chicago Police when trying to report a robbery was “disgusting.”
The Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist posted a video to Twitter in which he argues with officers at the precinct front desk while trying to report a crime. “You wonder we don’t report crimes? The police treated me disgustingly,” he wrote, linking to the video.
Smith walked into a Chicago police station to file a complaint that someone held a gun to his head in an attempted robbery, but felt “patronized” by the reaction by police, so he decided to record it.
The video starts with Smith already in the station, trying to report the crime while a female officer tells him to stop recording. He keeps recording, however, and another office informs him that a supervisor asked him to leave.
The rapper known as Rhymefest continues to make his point and eventually starts to complain about the attitude of the first officer he encountered at the station.
“She kept eating, she kept playing Candy Crush,” he said.
Smith said someone got in his car on Saturday morning, put a gun to his head and demanded his wallet before running away. Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller called him to apologize and Superintendent Eddie Johnson told Waller to address the incident with officers in the district, according to CNN.
Check out the video above and the initial tweet below.
You wonder we don't report crimes? The police treated me disgustingly pic.twitter.com/fY9VQrqDpz
— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) August 27, 2016