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Vic Mensa 'accused of stealing from Barneys'

Vic Mensa has claimed police accused him of stealing from department store Barneys.

The rapper and his friends visited the high-end store in Los Angeles on Thursday (04Aug16), and spent more than $4,000 in the shopping spree.


However, Mensa alleged in a series of videos on Snapchat that his group was stopped by police who accused them of stealing their new purchases.


Editors at NME.com report Mensa filmed himself and the police during the ensuing discussions in an effort to prove their innocence.


"I go to Barneys and spend four racks (thousand dollars) and get accused of stealing," he says in the first clip, which shows one of the policemen who stopped Mensa and his friends.


"They talking about us stealing... they don't even know where we stole... from, but they think we stole...


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


"You can't be a young black man out here doing anything legal, positive, and you still get treated like a criminal," he concluded.


The Los Angeles Police Department has yet to comment on the report.