News: Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Joell Ortiz & More Rally, "We Will Stop You"
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 5:36PM
Rappers Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Joell Ortiz and more have virally united to take part in an active campaign against Ugandan leader Joseph Kony to exposed his notoriety for abducting thousands of children to become soldiers.
Diddy took to his Twitter to spread the word of Kony and promote the campaign.
"EVERYONE STOP WHAT UR DOING!!!! if u dont know what #StopKONY2012 is about watch this short movie > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc&sns=tw RT to da world!!!," he tweeted March 7th.
"Dear Joseph Kony, I'm Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY Rt to da world !"
"Dear Joseph Kony, I'm Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY ! All 6,OOO,OOO of my followers RT NOW!!! Pls!" (Diddy's Twitter)
Minaj has also shown her support for the anti-Kony movement.
"RT @KidsOfUganda: Watch and Share! Please do your part and help spread the word about this injustice. #STOPKONY http://s3.amazonaws.com/kony2012/kony.html," she re-tweeted. (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Additional artists including Ortiz, DJ Enuff and more have come forward to co-sign the campaign.
This week, music fans everywhere are sure to have seen their favorite artists take to Twitter and Facebook to support 'Kony 2012,' a video that aims to make Joseph Kony a widespread name to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Emeli Sande, La Toya Jackson, DJ Enuff and Joell Ortiz, among other hip-hop and R&B major players, have spread the message of the film and campaign. Filmmaker Jason Russell, alongside his toddler son Gavin, tell the story of a boy named Jacob throughout the 30-minute clip. When they met 10 years ago in Uganda, Africa, Jacob was "running for his life, due to Joseph Kony, leader of the African rebel group L.R.A. -- Lord's Resistance Army. (The Boom Box)
Reports claim Kony has abduced over 60,000 children as leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
A new campaign spreading across the Internet says it has one goal in mind: Make Joseph Kony, the Ugandan leader of the violent Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) "famous" so he can be brought to justice. Kony is undeniably brutal, and the World Bank estimates that under his leadership the LRA has abducted and forced around 66,000 children to fight with them during the past two decades. In October, President Obama committed 100 U.S. troops to help the Ugandan army remove Kony. (Washington Post)
Check out the KONY 2012 campaign video below: