Authorities said they believed the song “Meet the Flockers” by YG, a rapper from Compton whose real name is Kennon Jackson, may be leading to the rise in knock-knock burglaries.
The lyrics say:
Capt. Donald Graham with the LAPD said three teens, ages 18 and 19, were arrested after they burglarized three homes in their own North Hollywood neighborhood on April 27. The young men had no prior criminal records, according to officials.
“We asked them, ‘So where did you get the idea to do this?’ One of them told my detectives that there was a rapper who had produced a song called ‘Meet the Flockers’ and that had inspired him,” Graham said.
Detectives listened to the lyrics by YG, who has more than 3 million followers on Instagram.
“The lyrics to this song are a recipe on how to commit a residential burglary,” Graham said.
The song also sparked outrage following a shootout between a Chinese-American woman and three intruders in Gwinnet County, Georgia, back in September. The victim opened fire, killing one of the men.