Wanted on charges of first degree murder, Toronto rapper Top5 told fans he would come out of hiding only for a one-on-one conversation with Mayor Tory.
Top5, whose real name is Hassan Ali, made the bizarre request during an Instagram Live session on Tuesday.
"You guys wanna link up?" Top5 said when fans brought up the fact that he's been evading police for almost 2 months. "Call John Tory and tell him I f***ing want a sit-down for f***ing 30 minutes."
"I wanna spit my facts, and he’ll spit his facts,” Top5 continued. "I run Toronto, you f***ing goof."
The rapper is wanted on first degree murder charges for the January shooting death of Hashim Omar Hashi. According to police, Hashi was attempting to drive his car into the garage on an apartment building when Top5 approached the passenger side and shot at him numerous times.
According to the Toronto Sun , Top5 has continued rapping even in hiding, and claims to still be in the city, hinting that he would be doing an interview with Youtuber DJ Akademiks later this week.
In response to Top5, Mayor Tory released a statement. "I know the devastation and trauma that murders in our city have caused families and neighbourhoods," the mayor said, "and it is very troubling to know someone charged with murder has so far not made himself available to the authorities."
He urged Top5 to turn himself in "immediately."