Raz Simone is being accused of acting as the leader of Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.
Amid Black Lives Matter protests around the country, demonstrators in Seattle have created a six-block area near a police precinct called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ for short. It is meant to be a protest zone in which there are no cops to create any sort of havoc or escalation. However, in recent days, rapper Raz Simone has been dealing with accusations that he is patrolling the area like some sort of warlord.
For instance, a video was posted to social media that depicts the rapper getting into an altercation with someone who was doing graffiti in the area. Eventually, Simone took to Twitter where he said he hugged it out with the man and that they are both okay with each other.
In another instance, Simone can be seen addressing a group of armed protesters and telling them to patrol the area so nothing bad happens.
With these recent developments in Seattle in mind, the President even took to Twitter where he claimed those in the CHAZ were domestic terrorists. Simone eventually went on social media and shot down these accusations, saying that the President was trying to push a narrative.
“The President really put a hit on my head. I’m not a Terrorist Warlord,” he wrote. “Quit spreading that false narrative. The world has NEVER been ready for a strong black man. We have been peaceful and nothing else. If I die don’t let it be in vain.”
Many have criticized Simone for what he's doing as they see it as something that divides people as opposed to bringing them together. While some are on board with Simone's action, it seems like the vast majority are opposed.