"The Breakfast Club" co-host DJ Envy isn't winning over many people right now. The hip-hop veteran and popular radio personality has sparked a massive storm of backlash after defending the actions of Ma'Khia Bryant's killer.
DJ Envy Tries To Defend Cop
During a conversation with “Breakfast Club” guest Dr. Umar Johnson, Envy dealt with the consequence of speaking up in law enforcement’s favor.
“I’m not gon’ lie, I must be a coon because I don’t agree with you on this one. … This situation, my only thing is this, and you’re talking to somebody whose father is a retired cop, alright?. Now, when that cop pulled up, he doesn’t know friend or foe. He doesn’t know who called the police.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Initially, Envy appeared in a broadcast with “Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne Tha God and attempted to help people consider both sides of the teenager’s death. The New York native suggested the police officer did what was supposed to be done given the circumstance.
“Every case is different, and in this case, if I pull up to a scene and see a girl chasing another girl, about to stab a girl, my job as a police officer is to make sure that girl doesn’t get killed and the law allows me to stop that killing or that stabbing by any means necessary. That’s what the law allows me to do, on both sides.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
DJ Envy Gets Non-Stop Backlash
Social media didn’t turn a blind eye to Envy’s remarks. Twitter ignited with reactions and frustrations for him siding with law enforcement.
Game Explodes Over Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting Death
West Coast rapper Game is numb with rage and spoke out on the tragedy of teenage girl Ma’Khia Bryant being shot and killed in Ohio, pointing out he didn’t even have time to celebrate the Derek Chauvin conviction before hearing the heartbreaking news.
“16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant murdered by police in Columbus Ohio. This is beyond sad. … There was absolutely no time between celebrating the conviction of Derek Chauvin & having to mourn Ma’Khia Bryant…. This is really numbing !!! … It’s really scary raising black children in this country. No matter how much we prepare them for these police encounters they can still be killed.”
50 Cent + Jeezy Disgusted Over MB’s Murder
The same week, Game’s former G-Unit boss 50 Cent went to his Instagram page to speak out on the horrific action. The rap star also acknowledged how the latest case of police brutality happened following ex-cop Derek Chauvin being convicted in the murder of Black man George Floyd.
“here we go again, 🤦♂️got damn! please don’t help me please.”
Atlanta rapper Jeezy spoke out and rallied justice for Bryant.
“16 years young I just don’t understand it. Breaks my heart. Some things can just be prevented it. Cease fire! This was the time to use the taser! #JusticeForMakiyah”