Warning over men challenging people to rap battles in US town

Three teens in Massachusetts asked to ‘spit some bars’ by group of men in black SUV

Police in a Massachusetts town are warning residents to be on the lookout for men challenging passers-by to rap battles.

This week, Charlton police told news organisation WCVB-TV that a black SUV containing a group of men in their late teens or early 20s pulled up next to three teenage boys.

One of the men got out of the vehicle and started rapping. The other men then asked the teenagers if they wanted to “spit some bars” with them.

When the boys declined, the men got back into the car and drove off.


Police say it does not appear to be an attempted abduction but the boys were frightened.

A warning was issued to members of the community via the Charlton Police Facebook page on Monday, but the post has since been deleted.

“Although this was suspicious behavior and frightening to the boys, nothing made this appear to be an attempted abduction,” the post read.