A Soundcloud rapper and TikTok “do-gooder” on an anti-nicotine mission stole a McDonald’s employee’s vape pen and sped away from the drive-thru window.
A Saint Paul-based artist JRI$H pulled up to McDonald’s drive-thru to receive his order. The video starts with the rapper asking the employee, “Do you vape by chance?”
Then, he asks if he can see it. The unsuspecting employee pulls it out and hands it over to him. Alas, JRI$H takes the e-cigarette and speeds off into the night.
The caption for the original TikTok says: “One less vaper off the streets #nomorenicotine#MorningCheer #ThatsHot #YouHaveTo #DinnerWithMe#secretanimesociety #fyp #frickvape.” The video has 2.8 million views on the social media platform, with more on Reddit.
JRI$H calls himself the “Vape Police” on his TikTok account @project.better, which has over 28,000 followers. He takes the “vape police” tack to heart, shaking down suspected vapers and destroying or stealing their vape pens.
It’s difficult to tell whether the anti-nicotine angle is a marketing ploy for JRI$H’s musical career or a legitimate strategy, in line with the Truth Initiative‘s campaigns. His YouTube channel consists of two videos, which feature a song called “No Mo Nic.”