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Fetty Wap Says 'All Lives Matter' Because His 'Kids Are Mixed,' Apologizes After Backlash

DOVER, DE - JUNE 18:  Recording artist Fetty Wap performs onstage at Firefly Music Festival on June 18, 2016 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly)

Fetty Wap Says 'All Lives Matter' Because His 'Kids Are Mixed,' Apologizes After Backlash


PUBLISHED ON : JULY 8, 2016 / 10:45 AM

It’s definitely a time of instability. After the police-involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the hip-hop community, like others, has been on edge.

Fetty Wap is one of the myriad of artists who responded to the shootings, however he took things in a different direction and got some backlash for it. The New Jersey crooner hit up Twitter and tweeted, “My kids are Mixed … #AllLivesMatter.” As you would expect, this set Twitter ablaze as many called for Fetty to retract his statement.

The outrage was enough for him to walk back his tweet as he then followed up with the message, “I didn't mean to disrespect anyone … but I won't post any more on the subject I apologize …” The Daily 411’s Instagram was one of the sites that captured Fetty’s remarks, and after hitting Twitter, he posted on Instagram about his sorrow on the matter and further explained himself.

“I apologized a to a thousand ppl because I didn't fully understand the hashtag I really sorry to those who I offended …” he captioned a post featuring a image of The Daily 411’s comment section. “On my life I would never disrespect nobody family I ain't better than no one I just was speakin for my kids not knowing the full meaning I can take criticism, but I'm man enough to apologize.”

Alton Sterling was shot multiple times in the chest Wednesday (July 6) after police pinned him down and discovered he had a firearm in the back pocket of his pants. Philando Castile, another African-American whose death sparked protest, was shot and eventually died after police believed that the identification he was reaching for inside of his car (which they requested he brandish) was a firearm. Both cases have raised questions as to whether the men were actually a threat to harm the officers who engaged them.

Check out what went down below.

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Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly)


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