By no means would it be the first time a rapper who spoke of drugs and violence in their rhymes had a history of working with law enforcement, but it may be the first time one was doing it while actually employed with their local police department.
Candyance Davis may be her name when she’s in uniform for the Memphis Police Department, but when the uniform’s off she goes by ‘Quolove’,,gangsta rapper.
Now a video she stars in called ”Gimme Me” has raised both the eyebrows of Memphis residents as well as public officials due to it’s grimey nature.
Markita Collier said she wants a police officer to be someone her son can look up to.
“I wouldn’t want him looking up to that type of police officers, rapping about murder and money and all that,” she told Fox 13.
While the police department says there’s an investigation underway, City Councilman Harold Collins says there’s nothing that can be done.
“It doesn’t violate the Memphis Police Department policy,” the councilman said.“But as a member of the Memphis City Council, would I do that? No. So I think it’s a judgment call and an individual and how they express themselves when they’re off duty.”
Throughout the online rap video, Officer Davis appears to be flashing gang signs.
“A lot of that stuff is for show,” Councilman Collins said. “We know there are million dollar rappers out there wearing bandanas and throwing gang signs and we know full well that’s the audience they’re catering to. But are they actually in gangs? I doubt it.”
Officer Davis hasn’t yet made any comment on the situation.
What’s your take? Should it matter what an officer of the law does in their free time as long as they’re not breaking the law? Or should they withhold a certain level of conduct most people would expect from them?
Check out the news video and also the officer’s music video below!!