This past weekend Vic Mensa served as the Grand Marshall of the Bud Billiken parade to celebrate students going back to school but had a run in with Chicago Police who wanted to arrest him. Vic details the arrest was due to activists who joined him carrying a banner that stated “Convict Jason Van Dyke.”

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Jason Van Dyke is known for being the murdering officer of Chicago citizen Laquan McDonald in 2014. Van Dyke was indicted on six counts of first-degree murder in November 2015 and 16 counts of aggravated battery in March 2017 and one count of official misconduct. Van Dyke’s trial is set for September 5.

The video shared by Vic shows the officers giving the SAVEMONEY rapper a hard time in front of the crowd that is the largest black parade in America. He did not get arrested and went on to give out 1000 backpacks to students.


The Bud Billiken Parade brought out 1.5 million people to the South Side of Chicago for the 89th annual event, which encourages students to return to school in the Fall. In addition to Vic Mensa, Deon Cole served as Grand Marshall and was joined by The Chi’s Jason Mitchell and Jacob Lattimore, city officials like Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and more.