Police in Detroit have launched an investigation after a disturbing video emerged on social media that appears to show a local up-and-coming female rapper pointing a handgun at a toddler's head.
The nearly minute-long video depicting 18-year-old Molly Brazy and an unnamed little girl was shared on Facebook by another Detroit rapper, G'Mac Cash, on Friday.
The footage has quickly gone viral, racking up just under 177,000 views as of Wednesday morning.
It begins with Brazy talking to the toddler about candy. The little girl is seen in the video playing with what looks like a large handgun, which she then hurls at the rapper.
'Why would you do that?' Brazy sternly asks the girl before grabbing the gun and pointing it at the toddler’s forehead.
'You better stop playing,' Brazy is heard telling the child.
At that moment, it appears that someone off camera begins streaming the video to Facebook Live, prompting Molly Brazy to tell that person, prophetically, 'you better not, you're gonna get me in trouble.'
The Detroit Police Department became aware of the video this week and then sent it to its cyber experts to take a closer look at it.