Fabolous, The Game and More React to the Alton Sterling Shooting

Fabolous, The Game and More React to the Alton Sterling Shooting

Hip-hop is fed up.

Published July 6th

You can add Alton Sterling’s name to the growing and highly questionable list of police shootings. He was killed by law enforcement while selling CDs outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday night (July 5).

Footage shows police pinning Sterling down to the ground. One officer is then heard yelling “He’s got a gun,” following up with the threat, "You f**king move, I swear to God.” Gunshots followed, killing the 37-year-old father of three.

Hip-hop, as usual, reacted to the incident. The Game’s Instagram post about the shooting was probably the most poignant call to action.

“All we gone do is repost it & type "SMH" over & over again huh ?? Then we gone put #JusticeForAltonSterling & #BlackLivesMatter hashtags on Instagram & pretend that's us taking action huh ???” he captioned the post, which featured a video of the Sterling shooting. “What happened to the generation of people who stood together, held hands & took to the streets peacefully or violently if it had to come to that & wouldn't move or be detoured from that stance until real results were handed over to us ?!?!? Huh ???”

Fabolous continued the tribute by taking to Instagram with the words “6 shots” and a caption reading “2 white Police Officers killed Alton Sterling while he was standing outside a store selling CD's… When is America & the judicial system that's suppose to protect us, gonna make these officers who are killing black men take responsibility for what's going on. This is literally getting away with MURDER & it continues to happen #RipAltonSterling.”

Meek Mill also posted a similar sentiment. He put up the same video as Game with the caption, “Executed this man about selling bootleg DVDs! Smh it's only gone get worst! They don't care about us!”

Chuck D, Tyga, Russell Simmons and others also reacted to the death of Alton Sterling. His passing follows a lineage of people like Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice and Samuel Dubose who were all gunned down by authorities under suspicious circumstances.

Check out some of hip-hop’s reaction to the Alton Sterling shooting below:

All we gone do is repost it & type "SMH" over & over again huh ?? Then we gone put #JusticeForAltonSterling & #BlackLivesMatter hashtags on Instagram & pretend that's us taking action huh ??? What happened to the generation of people who stood together, held hands & took to the streets peacefully or violently if it had to come to that & wouldn't move or be detoured from that stance until real results were handed over to us ?!?!? Huh ??? WTF is wrong with us these days that we will sit here & watch a video of yet another innocent man shot & killed in cold blood by police officers in this country ?!?!? WTF is wrong with ME, YOU & everyone else who will watch the video & read this caption & DO NOTHING until it happens again... Then what we gone do ?? The same shit we been doing... Hashtag #JUSTICEFOR[insert name here__________] & #BLACKLIVESMATTER when it really seems that they don't at all... & if #BLACKLIVES don't even matter to #BLACKPEOPLE why the fuck would they matter to anyone else ?!?!?!? What on earth is wrong with US ?!?!?!? But lemme stop so we can get back to turning up, dab'n & hittin "them folks" while this man lay dead in a county morgue for selling some fucking CD's & asking what he was being detained for ?!!?!?!?!? NAW, fuck this....... WE AINT HAVIN THIS SHIT NO MORE !!!!!!!!!!! #THETIMETOFIGHTBACKISNOW !!!!! #MartinLutherKing got shot on a fuckin balcony because he wasn't scared to stand up for our parents, grandparents & US.... The reason our black asses can even do 1/2 the shit we do is because that man sacrificed his life along with many others so we could..... & we ain't even got enough heart to stand together as a RACE & pay them back !!!! #IMNOTSCARED #FAKECARINGASSGENERATION #WHOELSEOUTTHEREGONEFAKECARE ??? #WEAINTGONEDOSHITBUTREPOSTANDHASHTAG #SCARYASSRACE #AMERICAREMOVED

A video posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on

Executed this man about selling bootleg DVDs! Smh it's only gone get worst! They don't care about us!

A video posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on

Written by Paul Meara

(Photos from left: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for D'USSE, Prince Williams/WireImage)

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