Vic Mensa Claims Beverley Hills Cops Racially Profiled Him
"It's like you can't be a young black man out her doing anything legal positive, and you still get treated like a criminal."
Another day, another case of racial profiling. Vic Mensa recently shared a series of videos on Snapchat, claiming that Beverley Hills cops targeted him for stealing from a Barney's department store in the California area.
"We didn’t steal sh*t. I go in Barneys and spend four racks and get accused of stealing," the Chicago rapper stated, pointing his camera lens at two, male police officers. Vic and his posse were pulled over on Thursday (Aug. 4) by the BHPD following the rapper's shopping spree at high-end store. “That’s the craziest part about it is that I just went, bought some ill Saint Laurent boots, like, some more sh*t from Barneys and we get all pulled out the f***in’ car and accused. And, on top of that, they don’t even know what they think we stole," he exclaimed.
A spokesperson for the BHPD claims the rapper was not a victim of racial profiling, according to TMZ. The police were reportedly responding to a call from the store owner who accused Vic and his crew of theft. The cops pulled him over to search his car, and when they found that nothing was stolen, they let him go, according to reports.
The whole incident took an hour and a half. And although the "You Mad" rapper is not planning on taking legal action against the BHPD or Barneys, he's still pretty ticked off. "It's like you can't be a young black man out her doing anything legal positive, and you still get treated like a criminal," Vic said, concluding his series of videos. Check out Vic Mensa's Snapchat story below.
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