Hip Hop Responds to the Murder of NYC Cops
Music stars encourage peace following police shootings.
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Hip Hop Reacts After NYPD Officers Gunned Down - New York was in an uproar this weekend and tensions are still mounting after Ismaaiyl Abdulah Brinsley shot and injured his girlfriend Saturday at an apartment complex in Baltimore County before traveling to New York City and shooting and killing two police officers, then killing himself.With the media, police and politicians vying for political gain and putting their spin on the heinous crimes, all while blaming protesters for initially marching against police violence, several from the hip hop community have weighed in calling for the violence to cease and also holding the police accountable for their roles. Fight the power and read on as hip hop stars continue to take a stance and respond to this latest travesty.— Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photos from Left: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images, EPA/NYPD/Landov, EPA/NYPD/Landov, Mic...
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Game, @losangelesconfidential - Game sparked some controversy this weekend when he hit up Instagram to respond to a photo of police wearing shirts mocking the last words of Eric Garner that have become a mantra: "I Can't Breathe." He also addressed the shooting of the NY police officers in the same post."I guess y'all "can't breathe" either. #RIPEricGarner #AllLivesMatter @ Brighton & Hove, UK http://instagram.com/p/w2H2PJGot1/" He further cleared up his statements saying, "The comment in my last post was a DIRECT RESPONSE to the picture above: I didn't say it was cool that 2 cops were murdered senselessly while sitting in their car. These weren't the cop(s) that killed ERIC GARNER so it wasn't necessary they die in that manner the same as it wasn't AT ALL necessary ERIC GARNER die in the way he did..." Check out his ...
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Azealia Banks, @AZEALIABANKS - (Photo: Azealia Banks via Twitter)
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Talib Kweli Greene, @TalibKweli - (Photo: Talib Kweli via Instagram)
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Russell Simmons, @UncleRUSH - (Photo: Russell Simmons via Twitter)
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50 Cent, @50Cent - "Condolences to the family of the 2 officers. RIP Mike Brown, RIP Eric Garner randomly shooting police officers is not the answer. Mayor De Blasio get your a** to work!!!! #SMSAUDIO #POWERTV #FRIGO#EFFENvodka," Fif wrote.(Photo: 50 Cent via Instagram)
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Saul Williams, @SaulWilliams - (Photo: Saul Williams via Twitter)
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Cormega, @realcormega - (Photo: Cormega via Twitter)
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Immortal Technique, @ImmortalTech - (Photo: Immortal Technique via Twitter)
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Questlove, @questlove - (Photo: Questlove via Twitter)