Joey Bada$$ Confronts Police During #NYC2Baltimore Protest

Joey Bada$$ Confronts Police During #NYC2Baltimore Protest

Brooklyn rapper leads "who's the deadliest gang? NYPD!" chant.

Published April 29, 2015

With Baltimore in a continued State of Emergency and civil unrest over the death of Freddie Gray, the anger spread through the nation on Wednesday. Rallies were held from Washington, D.C., to New York City as many continue to express their frustration with the case. 

Joey Bada$$ was among the thousands of demonstrators who assembled in NYC in support of the Baltimore protest. XXL documented the Brooklyn rhyme slinger joining a New York City rally, as did the rapper himself on his own Instagram account.

As part of the rally, Joey was seen carrying a sign that read "I Am Freddie Gray" with the timeline of his birth and death, "1989-2015." He also stood face-to-face with the NYPD, leading protesters' chants of "Who's the deadliest gang? N-Y-P-D!"

In participating in the protests, Joey joins many MCs who have spoken up about the tense civil unrest in Baltimore following the April 19 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man who died in police custody.

Everyone from King Los to Game and Wale have weighed in about the Baltimore situation in recent days.

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(Photo: Joey Bada$$ via Instagram)

(Photo: Joey Bada$$ via Instagram)

Written by BET-Staff

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