Online Post from Chicago Rapper Threatens to Vandalize Mpls. Home; Police Respond

Brett Hoffland
Updated: 01/30/2016 7:10 AM
Created: 01/29/2016 9:21 PM

A simple social media post is creating quite a stir.

A Chicago-based rapper told his more than 1 million Twitter followers to vandalize a Minneapolis home.

But there seems to be a big misunderstanding based on a tweet from a rapper called Chief Keef. 

The tweet stirring up the confusion gives the address of a home in North Minneapolis.

The rapper says in the tweet "throw eggs and s*** in a bag, and rocks and all that at this address. Ima repost it."

It's not clear why Chief Keef picked this address, but three college women told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they have stayed there for the last year and say they have no connection to the rapper. 

One of the residents said a lot of people drove by her home taking videos and posting it on social media. That same woman tried to reach out to Chief Keef to say he had the wrong address, but she didn't get a response.

"I'm fearing for my safety," Ashley, one of the women who lives in the targeted home who didn't want to reveal her last name out of fear of retaliation, said. "I have two other roommates that aren't able to come home tonight because of this, and it's not going to end tonight. Social media goes on forever. You could re-tweet this in four months and throw eggs at my house."

For hours, Minneapolis police guarded the home to make sure there was no vandalism.

Police recommended the residents at the home stay somewhere else on the night of the online threat. Even though there were no reports of damage to the home, one of the residents had a message for the rapper.

"You have a lot of say in what goes on in the world, being so famous, that this is just kind of sickening in what you do with your time, and if you're going to put a hit on a house, you make sure that they live there," Ashley said.

Brett Hoffland KSTP

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