Big Sean Offers Optimistic Words Of Encouragement Following Las Vegas Festival Shooting

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06:  Big Sean attends the WBC middleweight world title Fight during Roc Nation Sports Miguel Cotto Vs Daniel Geale Fight at Barclays Center on June 6, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)

Big Sean Offers Optimistic Words Of Encouragement Following Las Vegas Festival Shooting

He performed in Las Vegas days before the senseless act of violence occurred.

Published October 4, 2017

Celebs from all forms of music and entertainment have taken to social media offering their condolences and kind words to those impacted by the deadly shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival. A domestic terrorist injured 500 and killed 58 as he shot an automatic weapon from the 31st floor into the crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday (Oct. 1).

Big Sean, who performed at a festival in Las Vegas only days before the shooting, quickly took to social media offering an uplifting message in spite of the senseless act of violence. “I don’t know what I would’ve done if something happened along the lines of what happened the night before last. My heart goes out to the families to the people who are in pain. I feel like the whole word is in pain right now,” he said.

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Not focusing solely on the deadly shooting, Sean extended his encouragement to those experiencing trauma, “from our world leaders to natural disasters, the hurricanes, Puerto Rico, tornadoes.” He uplifted them encouraging them “not to give up on themselves, not to give up on humanity.”

In another video, Sean added, “My heart goes out to anyone who needs it. Prayers are for anyone who needs it. Don’t give up. Keep your faith strong, keep your God strong. And like I said let’s take responsibility for not just ourselves but for others too. You know what I’m saying? Love.”

Offering the only solution he thinks will combat recent catastrophes, Big Sean concluded, “Only way we gon’ get through this is rising above and doing it out of love.”  Only way we gon’ get through this is rising above and doing it out of love.”

Written by Jasmine Washington

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