B.o.B Deletes Tweets About Michael Brown Protests


B.o.B Deletes Tweets About Michael Brown Protests

Atlanta rapper calls out supporters of slain teen for double standard on violence.

Published August 18, 2014

B.O.B tweeted then deleted comments regarding the fatal shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, Hot New Hip Hop reports. While many rappers have shown solidarity with those outraged over Brown's death, including J. Cole, who recently visited the city of Ferguson where the 18-year-old was killed by a police officer, B.o.B. offered another –– less popular –– opinion. 

"So Antwon will shoot 12 people in a week and tall [y'all] be like 'FREE TWON!' a cop shoot a n---a and ya'll riot.…ok….#facts," tweeted Bobby Ray Friday (Aug. 15) afternoon.

He went after Twitter activists next, concluding that nothing would actually come out of the tweets he's apparently seen online. "ya'll ain't gonna REVOLT!!! I bet ya'll won't overthrow the government of nothing!! All you gonna do is TWEET!"

Brown, 18, was gunned down by officer Darren Wilson, while walking back to his grandmother's house. Ferguson police say Brown stole cigars from a gas station convenience store, moments before he was killed. Wilson was not aware of what Ferguson police are calling a "strong armed robbery" when he stopped Brown; the six-year veteran stopped Brown and his friend for jaywalking. 

Conflicting reports have emerged about how the incident transpired from there. There are allegations that Brown fought Wilson. Witnesses claim he put his hands in the air as a show of surrender before he was tragically shot to death. An independent autopsy report from the Brown family revealed that the teen was shot at least six times, twice in the head.  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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