Chicago Rapper and Activist Rhymefest Robbed at Gunpoint; Criticizes Treatment He Received From Chicago Police

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Hip-hop artist, songwriter and activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith performs onstage during the 'POV "All the Difference"' panel discussion at the PBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Grammy award-winning rapper, activist and producer Rhymfest was robbed early Saturday morning in the South Side area of Chicago, where he lives.

Born Che Smith, the rapper posted a series a tweets about the robbery:


And you'd think once Smith reported the incident, he would have been treated properly by the Chicago Police, think again:

"The first thing that I did was come here to the police station, sir," Smith told an officer who was playing Candy Crush.

After his tweets went viral, Smith received an apology from Anthony Guglielmi, communications director for the Chicago Police.


Smith has been a visible fixture in his Chicago community over the last several years, and is the Creative Director of Donda's House, the non-profit created by Kanye West that supports young aspiring artists in Chicago.

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