PSA: Lupe Fiasco Wants to Make Something Clear About Racism

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25:  Lupe Fiasco performs while wearing a Detroit Tigers Baseball jersey at St. Andrews Hall on April 25, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

PSA: Lupe Fiasco Wants to Make Something Clear About Racism

He's not letting excuses slip.

Published July 11, 2016

The tragedies in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, have all types of people on edge. The hip-hop community, like everyone, reacted to the events of the past week.

Lupe Fiasco, who’s always been known to voice his opinion on social justice matters, took to Twitter over the weekend and wanted to make one thing totally clear. According to him, external racism has nothing to do with the decisions you make on your own.

“Don't confuse bad decisions with racism,” he tweeted. “Don't confuse good decisions with racism… If you are not a police officer and you need to have a gun to go outside, it’s a sign that you need to stay in the house. Black or white.”

“Conversations need to be pushed towards the accountability of decisions & away from the wild ambiguity of racism,” he tweeted in response to a Twitter user, wrapping up his message on police brutality in America.

His other point is that the actions of a few aren’t necessarily symbolic of a widespread problem. Along with the tweets, Lupe released a snippet of his newest song, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, titled “NGL.”

All tweets on the matter have been deleted, however we’ve included a screenshot of them, along with the snippet of “NGL” below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images)


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