Houston rapper Travi$ Scott has weighed in on the infamous Ferguson, Missouri riots from last year and explained his stance on the topic.
In Scott’s opinion, celebrity appearances during the riots did not resolve the fact there’s still destruction in Ferguson neighborhoods.
“If I’m going through some sh*t, I listen to a couple songs and sh*t. I feel like making sure that sh*t happens, like, is the goal. [Fake militants rising during Ferguson?] Yeah, yeah, I don’t really get too involved with the whole political sh*t. That sh*t’s like all like, too weird for me. It’s like the second Saturday and motherf*ckers are still in Ferguson? I don’t think so but I’m pretty sure n*ggas’ lot is still burnt the f*ck down and n*ggas cribs are f*cked up now and n*ggas now neighborhood that was like good is now a ghetto.” (CLIQUE)
Music stars like Nas and Kanye West rallied behind Ferguson protests and the Black Lives Matter campaign last year.
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) December 14, 2014
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 13, 2014
Rap star Kendrick Lamar previously connected his powerful self-loving “i” song to the need for change in the United States.
“It’s something that I’ve been around since the beginning of time. I remember coming up in the city of Compton and [seeing] these same types of ordeals. So when I make a record like “i”, this is not just about me. It’s about what’s going on in real life, actual [facts].” (MTV)
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has stood behind joining a growing movement of athletes raising awareness by donning an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt last year prior to a televised basketball game.
“I think it’s us supporting that movement and supporting each other as well as athletes,” Bryant said after the game. “I think the beauty of our country lies in its democracy. I think if we ever lose the courage to be able to speak up for the things that we believe in, I think we really lose the value that our country stands for.” (ESPN)