Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA recently shared his thoughts on police brutality and spoke on the positive impact black youth’s outfits could have on law enforcement interaction.

In RZA’s opinion, dressing more appropriately could possibly lessen harassment from cops.

“When you think about some of the brothers who are being brutalized by the police, you also got to have them take a look, and us take a look , in the mirror, at the image we portray. If I’m a cop and every time I see a young black youth, whether I watch them on TV, movies, or just see them hanging out, and they’re not looking properly dressed, properly refined, you know, carrying himself, conducting himself proper hours of the day—things that a man does, you’re going to have a certain fear and stereotype of them. I tell my sons, I say, if you’re going somewhere, you don’t have to wear a hoodie–we live in New York, so a hoodie and all that is all good. But sometimes, you know, button up your shirt. Clean up. Look like a young man. You’re not a little kid, you know what I mean? I think that’s another big issue we gotta pay attention to. Is the image that we portray that could invoke a fear into a white officer, or any officer.” (Bloomberg Politics)

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Back in November, rap star Meek Mill released footage of police brutality on his Instagram page.

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A few weeks ago, rapper Young Thug spoke out on police brutality.


Recently, rap veteran Ja Rule talked about the importance of African Americans recognizing the Black Lives Matter police brutality awareness movement.

“If Black Lives don’t matter to Black Lives, who the f*ck else is it going to matter to?” Ja asks sternly. “So I know it all starts with us. I want to see bigger movements. I don’t want to see Black on Black on violence no more. I want to see us root for each other, and I want to see us be happy to see the next man win. And it starts with messages like this that I’m sending. I don’t have no malice toward that Black man that I had drama with. I wish him all the success in the world.” (VIBE)