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Lil Reese's reputation has split in two after a viral video sees him brutally abusing a woman; some have blasted him, as beating up humans is basically wrong, and some have found it funny. Most adhered to the former.
The rapper, who is signed to Dem Jam Records, was allegedly captured on mobile phone footage arguing with a young woman, before things turned physical, and not in the Olivia Newton John way. The video shows the man and woman slapping each other, before the man, allegedly Lil Reese, beats the woman in a series of frenzied blows, before kicking and stamping on her. Reese took to micro blogging site Twitter to air his grievances, which make little sense: "The haters tryna see a mf Dwn lol Dey gotta b broke and bored wanna upload sum sh-- from years ago damnn we winnin it's 2 late...#3hunna," he wrote, presumably trying to imply that it was a long time ago, and bemoan the will of others to see him fail. Now that was only 111 characters; come on Lil Reese! Thought you were supposed to be a wordsmith!
Chicago Police are not actively investigating the beating because they don't know who the victim is, when the incident occurred or where, according to a police source, reports the Chicago Sun Times. They have, however, saved a version in the event it becomes an issue later.