Not that many of these rappers are promoting the very things they are calling out with the Black Lives Matter insurrectionists by singing about violence and glorifying criminal and immoral behavior, but hey, at least they can see the problems with looting and rioting that is taking place in some of the major cities in the US.
This viral video is making the rounds with several clips from American rappers speaking out against violence in the black community and also talking about police brutality.
At the beginning of the video, A$AP Rocky exposes the hypocrisy of people rioting over a single death at the hands of law enforcement while ignoring the massive amount of shootings and murders taking place in urban communities.
Explaining how black Americans can take action, A$AP said, “We have to do something first. It’s within us internally, we can’t internally blame the police officers.”
Next, rapper Kevin Gates also criticized black-on-black violence, saying, “We kill each other. As soon as a white boy kill one of us, everybody go to hootin’ and hollerin’ and all that. That’s bullshit. If you stand for something you gotta stand for [it] all the way, not halfway.”
The Game and Snoop Dogg spoke out during an LAPD press conference to address gun violence, calling for dialogue between police and the community.
Another rapper, Wale, also said black Americans have to fear each other more than “the white man,” explaining they’re not “waiting in the bushes with a choppa. The white man ain’t trying to take the rims of your car. The white man ain’t doing all this wrong, we doing this to each other.”
Again, while they may “say” some of the right things in this particular video, it’s many of their own songs and videos that hypocritically promote the very things they are speaking out on.
For instance, you may recall Snoop Dogg’s video in which he provides a mock assassination of President Donald Trump. Pardon the language.
He’s not the only one, many musicians speak out against violence and all sorts of immorality only to have been engaging and promoting the very things they are speaking out on.
Guys, you lead by example, not in a fashion of “Do as I say, not as I do.”
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