Vic Mensa detained by LA police for “stealing” after spending $4000 in department store Barneys

The Chicago rapper posted a number of videos to his Snapchat criticising the police for their accusations

Vic Mensa has been accused of “stealing” from Barneys by police in LA after spending $4000 at the department store.

The Chicago rapper and a small group of friends visited the store on Thursday (August 4), and afterwards they were stopped by police, who accused Mensa and his entourage of stealing their new purchases from the store.

As Complex reports, Mensa then filmed himself and the police on his Snapchat during the ensuing discussions to decry the nature of the situation.


“We didn’t steal shit – I go to Barneys and spend four racks and get accused of stealing,” he says in the first clip, which initially shows one of the policemen who pulled up Mensa and his friends. “They talking about us stealing some shit, they don’t even know where we stole some shit from, but they think we stole some shit.”

“The craziest thing about is that I bought some ill Saint Laurent boots, some more shit from Barneys, and we get all pulled out the fucking car and get accused of stealing,” he continued. “And on top of that, they don’t even know what they think we stole.”

“I’m tired of dealing with these motherfuckers man,” Mensa says in a later snap, referring to the police. “Over here just giving a n**** in trouble for all types of stupid shit. We didn’t steal shit. I go in Barneys and spend four racks and get accused of stealing.”

Watch Mensa’s filmed footage of the incident below.

Neither Mensa nor the LAPD have commented on the incident since the footage was uploaded to Snapchat on Thursday.

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