West Coast rapper Lil B has come forward to address his Tweet from earlier this week questioning the murder of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and his stance against violence.
Lil B said his lack of knowledge on Osama Bin Laden’s modus operandi motivated his remarks.
“First thing, I haven’t been too informed on the Osama Bin Laden situation,” Lil B admitted. “When I like to get information, I like to have 100 percent truth…Like before I even say something, I like to know what I’m talking about. With Osama, first, I wasn’t looking. I mean, I haven’t really been paying attention to it. I wanted to know what drove Osama Bin Laden to feel this way. Just the person that I am, I like to sometimes take a deep breath and assess before I judge. If somebody, and god bless everyone on 9/11, if somebody hurt my family like that for no reason. I don’t know if that was Osama. Whoever is watching this that really knows the truth, I want somebody to tell me what really went on. I can’t celebrate. I don’t support violence at all, I don’t support war.” (MTV)
Lil B’s Tweet expressed sympathy for Bin Laden’s family.
“just because they say osama is dead dosent [sic] mean thats a good thing osama has family to that probably loves him alot as well – Lil B,” he tweeted May 1st. (Lil B’s Twitter)
Earlier this week, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs shared his views on the death of Bin Laden.
“I think it’s all bullsh**. Government propaganda. I don’t know what to believe right now. They probably got a Bin Laden stunt double they killed,” Gibbs said during the interview. “I don’t want to disrespect no victims of 9/11, but he probably ain’t had nothing to do with that. We don’t know. It’s up in the air. The government holds so many secrets. That’s why all you motherf***ers that’s outside the White House cheering, I don’t know what the f*** y’all cheering for. That sh** is stupid.” (Power 105.1)
Reports of Osama’s death hit the Internet 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)
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