G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean graces the cover of Complex Magazine and gives his take on last year’s controversial Eric Garner and Mike Brown verdicts.
Within his cover feature, Sean admits how upset he became after finding out neither police officer responsible for their deaths would serve jail time.
“It don’t even surprise me,” he says. “It’s sad. It is a racial thing, but the fact that the law can get away with this is sad. That you can kill somebody on camera. It’s been happening. It’s so wrong, on an ethics level, on a racial level, on so many levels. It brought my spirits down yesterday when I heard about Eric Garner. I didn’t even tweet about it. I didn’t do anything. I couldn’t.” (Complex)
Check out what Pusha T & Nas recently said about the deaths right here…
Music veteran Nas recently referenced the chokehold that took Garner’s life last year.
‘Unfortunately, I’m not surprised cops are still murdering people. But I am surprised that the law enforcement did not do the correct thing with illegal chokeholds. A chokehold because of a man stating his piece—telling them he didn’t do anything. An illegal chokehold! It’s embarrassing to New York, and it’s embarrassing to the country.” (GQ Magazine)
G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T recently revealed he pushed back a new Adidas sneakers launch in light of a not guilty Michael Brown verdict being announced in November.
“When the [Mike Brown] verdict came out, we were supposed to start the rollout for the shoe and I was like no, we just can’t start today,” Pusha T said. “Artists definitely should be speaking out about it.” (Forbes)
Pusha also discussed the political backdrop of his recently released “Lunch Money” song.
“So ‘America’s still abusing us’ comes from Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir [Rice]. Man, their injustice – it took too long for me to even come to a conclusion. It’s super tough, it’s disheartening and it’s hurtful.” “I don’t want anybody else to be a victim, because the justice doesn’t come quick enough for me,” Pusha T concluded. (Forbes)