DECATUR, Ga. – Five rappers renting an Airbnb had a great reaction when police arrived, following reports the group were robbing the house.
Artist STEFisDOPE rented the Airbnb with four of his fellow MCs — Xali, Ronnia, Joe and Willie — for a performance Friday night. They posted pictures of the luxurious residence on social media.
According to STEF’s open letter, the five rappers were staying at the house since Thursday evening. The next morning, two Decatur police officers arrived and asked the friends to come outside.
The officers said neighbors called police, reporting the group was robbing the house.
“I was surprised & then I immediately began laughing,” STEF said in the letter. “We weren’t in the wrong & the cops were just doing their jobs. Responding to a call.”
The friends explained their situation, even snapping a selfie with the officers.
“Once they saw that everything was cool,” STEF said, the cops left.
Later, the neighbor who called police apologized to the friends.
“She said there’d be a string of robberies in the area, didn’t know that the owner of the house was doing Airbnb, & wasn’t sure what was going on,” STEF said. “We all just kind of forgave her for it.”
Shortly after, the group witnessed another neighbor “walk right in the house & ask us who we were & what our names were. I immediately asked him who he was & what his was.”
STEF explained they were renting the house and “shook his hand, & that was the end of our interaction.”
His friend Xali was definitely not pleased with this neighbor’s behavior.
STEF, on the other hand, took a lighthearted approach to the situation.
“I’m not mad at the police officers. They were professional, genuinely chill dudes, & no one was hurt or taken to jail. I’m not even mad at the neighbors. I’ll be objective & say that they were being caring neighbors & good samaritans. For that, I can’t slight them.”
PIX11 News reached out to Decatur Police, but they were unable to confirm their officers responded to the incident.