Rap newcomer Jack Harlow wants nothing to do with producer JW Lucas. The “Whats Poppin” hitmaker has informed the world he has zip-zero connection to the entertainer following shocking remarks he made about the murder of Kentucky Black woman Breonna Taylor.
Jack Harlow Stops JW Lucas Connection
On Thursday, Harlow went to his Twitter page to keep things 100. Despite any speculation and assumed business affiliation, Jack said he didn’t know him. It’s worth noting JW Lucas is listed as a co-producer of Jack’s “Whats Poppin” smash along with musicians JetsonMade, Pooh Beatz and LosTheProducer.
“I’ve never met or spoken to that JW Lucas person. And he didn’t even produce WHATS POPPIN. Jetson and Pooh made it. That’s all.” -Jack Harlow’s Twitter
Earlier in the evening, activist Tamika Mallory fully went in on JW Lucas. She refused to let Lucas put any dirt or disrespect on the memory of Taylor.
Shortly before the above video, Mallory went into an Instagram Live with Lucas. She vowed to let all of JW’s hip-hop affiliates know he has a racist outlook of the world.
Within the video’s comments, various hip-hop artists and celebrities spoke up in her defense.
“That boy dun just crossed the line… You ain’t gotta say nothing else @tamikadmallory” -Royce Da 5’9
“We w you 1000% @tamikadmallory” -Matt Barnes
“Folks really should monitor their tone when talking to Queen Mallory……” Charlamagne Tha God
“This wasnt ok..” -Mysonne
Wait, There’s More
The drama ultimately stems from JW Lucas going onto his Twitter page to speak on Breonna Taylor. Lucas questioned the world’s push to have the officers responsible for her murder and even tried to paint her in a negative light.
Before You Go
In September 2018, JW Lucas came forward to speak on his issues with racial categories. He pitched the idea of people looking beyond race and realizing skin color shouldn’t make a difference across the globe.
“When I say I want to dead races, it’s because if you don’t identify race, then there’s no racism and inequality – it’s color. I’m the hardest dude you’ve ever met in your life – on God, I’ll say, I’m white, who gives a f*ck what color I am? Skin color means nothing, bro.” (Producer Grind Podcast)
Despite Lucas’ downplaying of Breonna Taylor’s life and cause of death, the hip-hop community has continued to push for justice. Rap stars including Meek Mill and T.I. have publicly urged for Taylor’s killers to be arrested.