8 Times Rappers Said They Were Treated Unfairly By Police
It's a tale as old as time when it comes to the shaky relations between rappers and the police. With a history of not so solid relationships, rappers have gifted hip-hop some of the genre's best music. Songs like N.W.A's "Fuck Tha Police," Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" and YG's "Police Get Away With Murder," document that from 1988-2016, the relationship between authorities and hip-hop continues to be not so positive.
Lately, rappers are getting even more vocal about their issues with police and social media is to thank for that. More and more MCs are hoping on their profiles to call out what they believe is an unjust system. Not to mention, the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have stirred up an array of emotions within the rap community. Snoop Dogg and The Game organized a march to the LAPD headquarters on July 8 and later had a press conference with Los Angeles' mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the police chief. "History was made. Mountains were moved. Communication barriers were shattered & dialogue was opened & will continue to broaden in the days & weeks to come," captioned The Game on Instagram post regarding the march and their sit-down with the LAPD. T.I. also recently attended a march against police brutality in Atlanta.
Above, check out a gallery of instances where rappers had not so favorable comments about their run-ins with police. From Tupac's 1991 beat down by the Oakland Police Department to Snoop Dogg's unfortunate incident with Sweden police, these are moments that the culture will never forget.