Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden has reportedly been killed after nearly a ten-year search following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.
Reports of his death emerged online late Sunday (May 1) evening.
Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden is dead, according to US media reports citing officials. The US is in possession of Bin Laden’s body, the reports say. President Barack Obama is due to make a statement shortly. Mr Bin Laden is top of the US most wanted list. He is accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001. (BBC News)
Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco shared his reaction to the reports.
“Osama Dead!?!,” he tweeted Sunday. “Afghan Operation done now??? Now kill poverty, wack schools, and US imperialism…” (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
Public Enemy’s Chuck D also weighed in on the breaking news.
“USA is at it again , number one in the rankings of Killing Championships. Stealing the Gold in the Murder Olympics, and the crowd goes wild!,” Chuck D tweeted.
“New Whirl Odor,… I smell. And with all these whippings of mass distractions , Amerikkkans now can look forward to 95 cent gas and hummers.”
“One fu*kin dude in a cave, gimme a break please would some UFO come down and straighten this human race out, even if you gotta devour us.” (Chuck D’s Twitter)
Virginia rapper Skillz considered what the United States should now do following Bin Laden’s death.
“Trump? He just did it on em.,” he tweeted. “You killed Trump and Bin Landen in the same night?? You gon have a good week bruh. He dead…now drop them gas prices b4 them shits kill us.” (Skillz’s Twitter)