Chicago rapper Rhymefest says he was robbed, blasts cops’ reaction

CHICAGO -- Early this morning, Che "Rhymefest" Smith came to the third district at 71st and Cottage Grove to report an armed robbery, and he says the way he was treated was what he called "disgusting."

This all started around 7:30 a.m., when the Chicago rapper was parked near 44th and Cottage Grove. He says he was in his car listening to music and writing some lyrics when a man got into his front passenger seat and held a gun to his head, demanding his wallet.

Rhymefest gave it to him, and the man got out of his car and left. Smith then drove to the police station in his neighborhood to file a report.

The hip-hop artist says it took 30 minutes before they actually took his report, after first telling him it must not have been a bad robbery because he still had his cell phone. Rhymefest posted a video of his experience to Twitter.

Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi responded with an apology on Twitter.

Smith says he would like to sit down with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and talk about his experience. He feels if that happened to him, how many other people potentially have been discouraged and treated that way when trying to report a crime?