Rhymefest Tweets About Getting Robbed At Gunpoint In Chicago


Rhymefest is feeling more “hurt” than upset, after being robbed at gunpoint in Chicago Saturday (Aug. 27) morning. As a community activist, philanthropist, and resident of Chicago’s South Side, the 39-year-old Grammy winner feels the incident reflects a larger issue.

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He aired out his frustrations in a series of tweets addressing the young man who put a gun to his head.

“To the young brother that put the gun to my head this morning & took my wallet,” tweeted the Chicago native. “You don’t know how you just damaged your community.”

He pointed the out that the gunman was presumably willing to shoot him over a wallet that contained $3.

“It’s 7:30 am, you just put a gun in my face for $3 in my wallet,” continued Rhymefest. “I defend you against police brutality, I work on your behalf and you robbed me.”

Despite his disappointment, he challenged the robber to reach out and apologize. “When you look in my wallet & see the name Che Smith on ID DM me, yes contact me and apologize and talk to me like a brother.”

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After the robbery, Rhymefest attempted to file a police report but was refused help because he brought a camera to the station.

Anthony Guglielmi, Communications Director for the Chicago Police Department, has promised to address the “disappointing” treatment that he received.

Read Rhymefest’s tweets below.

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