G.O.O.D. Music’s Desiigner and Fabolous have both come forward to speak out on the aftermath of Minnesota man Philando Castile losing his life to cops.
Both hip-hop artists went to Instagram Thursday (July 7) to share their frustrations.
Less than 24 hours!! Another black man killed at the hands of a police officer. This shit is getting really spooky out here. The black man in America is becoming disposble by the Police!! These cops are walking away with no punishment or on paid leave while Black Men are being murdered, some even on camera!! Obama has got to do something about this before he gets out of office. Please @barackobama address this & Chicago's street violence before you're out of office. If you don't, we have no chance in what's to come. #RipPhilandoCastile
West Coast rapper Game, Tony Yayo and T.I. have also spoken out on the fatal shooting.
What are you going to do when you're the last BLACK MAN on earth ?!?!? That's a question that someone is going to have to answer one day if they keep killing us like this !!!! #PhilandoCastille shot in cold blood as he sat next to his girlfriend after reaching for his identification as instructed by the officer SMFH !!!! & as soon as his girlfriend posted it… FACEBOOK removed it & DELETED her page !!!! They are exterminating us like we are fuckin rats out here people !!!!!!! I don't have anything cool, educated or peaceful to say… This shit is really fucking krazy !!!!! I cannot believe that a day after #AltonSterling is murdered…. Another white cop kills another BLACK MAN while complying !!!! We are DOOMED whether we stand up or not !!! We don't care like our grandparents & parents did !!!! We are weakened by this new age & purposely blinded by these mothafuckas while they KILL US ALL ONE BY ONE !!!! ITS TAKING EVERYTHING INSIDE ME NOT TO FUEL MY RAGE !!!!!!! THEY DONT HAVE MUCH LONGER !!!!!! CAN YALL NOT SEE WTF THEYRE DOING TO US ??? WE ARE DYING PEOPLE…… DYING !!!
Oh so we just Gon go for this???? Every so called Hard Core,Real Nigga, Certified,Thug,Goon,Shooter,Hitter,Killa, Gunna,Street Nigga,Trap Nigga, Tough nigga posed to show what they been training for now. If u won't stand up for what's right, You ain't gettin no stripes for doing wrong!!!! #AmerikkkaAintShit #TheyNeverGaveAFuckAboutUS
Castile’s death went viral Wednesday (July 6) after his girlfriend livestreamed the shooting on Facebook.
In a Facebook video, Lavish Reynolds claims that the couple were pulled over in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for a busted taillight and that her boyfriend, identified by WCCO as Philando Castile, was shot four or five times. She said that Castile told the officer he was carrying a permitted firearm and had been reaching for his wallet before the officer opened fire. (NY Daily News)
The murder comes 24 hours after a white police officer took the life of Louisiana man Alton Sterling.
TODAY I DROPPED A TEAR SEEING THIS CHILD CRY ABOUT HIS FATHER! THEN 20 MINUTES LATER GOT A CALL FROM @chino_mmg SAYING HIS BROTHER WAS MURDERED IN IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER! I DONT FEEL GOOD TODAY! IMA SAY IT AGAIN "I TAKE THIS SHIT EXTREMELY PERSONAL" BECAUSE I KNOW THIS COULD B ME OR MY FAMILY! AND ITS SOOOO FUNNY TO WATCH THESE "FAKE GANGSTA TOUGH GUYS" SAY HOW QUICK THEY WOULD RIDE OR KILL ONE OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE…. BUT THE COPS COME THEY RUNNING! NOBODY WANNA DIE FOR SOMETHING THEY RATHER DIE FOR NOTHING
TODAY I RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT THE LEAD OFFICER GRAHAM WHO NAME YOU SEE ON MY POLICE REPORT HAS BEEN UNDER INVESTIGATION AND HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF THE STREETS! BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL THE DAMAGE AND PAIN AND SUFFERING HE CAUSED …. HOW MANY PEOPLE LOST THEIR FREEDOM BECAUSE THIS COP! #OFFICERGRAHAM PHILADELPHIA COP BADGE NUMBER #6214 LETS GET THESE GUYS OUT OF OUR COMMUNITIES ALONG WITH THE DUDES KILLING ABOUT NOTHING!