News: Bun B, Slim Thug, Cool & Dre React To Deadly Missouri Tornado, "Please Pray For Them" [Video]
Monday, May 23, 2011 11:50AM
Rap stars Bun B, Slim Thug, Cool & Dre have publicly sent their prayers to Missouri residents affected by the yesterday's fatal tornado which destroyed a small city.
The remaining UGK member asked his Twitter followers to show support and send prayers to those affected in Joplin, Missouri.
"The city of Joplin, Missouri has been devastated by tornadoes. Over 80 people killed. 25-30% of the city is destroyed. Please pray for them.," he tweeted Monday (May 23) morning. (Bun B's Twitter)
Fellow Texas rapper Slim Thug also revealed his reaction and support following the destruction.
"Prayers out to everybody in Joplin, Missouri effected by the storm. I pray that if u have lost friends family or etc u have stength to recov," he tweeted Monday. (Slim Thug's Twitter)
While brief with their tweet, Miami production duo Cool & Dre addressed the situation.
"Prayers go out to those affected by tornado in Joplin,Mo," they tweeted Monday. (Cool & Dre's Twitter)
President Barack Obama has released a statement promising to help in relief efforts.
"Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives in the tornadoes and severe weather that struck Joplin, Missouri as well as communities across the Midwest today. We commend the heroic efforts by those who have responded and who are working to help their friends and neighbors at this very difficult time. At my direction, FEMA is working with the affected areas' state and local officials to support response and recovery efforts, and the federal government stands ready to help our fellow Americans as needed." (CBS News)
The deadly tornado hit various areas of the Midwest beginning Sunday.
A second deadly outbreak of tornadoes in less than a month swept across the Midwest yesterday, causing damage from Wisconsin to Texas and killing at least 91 people. In Joplin, Missouri, 89 people are confirmed dead, according to the Associated Press, citing local emergency officials at a press conference today. At least one person was killed in Minneapolis yesterday and another in Kansas on May 21, according to the U.S. Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. (Bloomberg)
Footage of the tornado has already landed online: