Vic Mensa Involved In Altercation With Chicago Police

Vic Mensa Involved In Altercation With Chicago Police

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 04: Vic Mensa attends Lucky Brand Presents City Jam 2018 at SPiN Chicago on August 4, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Lucky Brand)

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Police attempted to arrest Vic Mensa during the Bud Billiken parade in Chicago.

This parade is the “largest African American parade in the United States,” that celebrates the back-to-school season, and offers “back to school needs, job opportunities, workforce development, and of course food & fun,” according to the parades official website.

Rapper and Chicago native, Vic Mensa was this year’s Grand Marshall for the parade. He lead the parade while riding his motorcycle.

Vic Mensa wrote on his Instagram, “Chicago Police Department threatened to arrest me & tow my bike because I had a group of activists carrying a CONVICT JASON VAN DYKE banner.”

Nonetheless, the back to school parade was a success. 1,000 backpacks were given away. Vic Mensa later wrote again on Instagram after the incident with the CPD, “We do this so we can teach the next gen to be more equipped to dig themselves out of this hole they put us in & live with love power and self respect.”

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