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New York rapper Uncle Murda is standing all the way tall. The hip-hop veteran has defended going in-in on Travis Scott with his hard-hitting “Rap Up 2018” record.

Murda went to Instagram Wednesday (January 2) to get at Scott for past comments he made about police brutality victim Mike Brown.

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Last month, 2014 interview footage resurfaced of Scott talking about Mike Brown and not feeling as sympathetic about his death.

Scott was asked to give his thoughts on the Ferguson incident and responded “I’m kind of angry, so many black people are acting like fake activists…I’m not saying he deserved to get killed. But I’m not saying that he didn’t deserve to pay for consequences he probably inflicted.” From there, the rapper said, “And I know we’re like ‘fed up’ quote/un-quote, with whatever is going on in culture…but at the same time, you gotta just stop putting yourself in positions where you’re continuously having this situation go down.” (VLAD TV)

Back in August 2014, Mike Brown had his life taken away from him at the hands of police brutality.

Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. The shooting prompted protests that roiled the area for weeks. On Nov. 24, the St. Louis County prosecutor announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Mr. Wilson. The announcement set off another wave of protests. In March, the Justice Department called on Ferguson to overhaul its criminal justice system, declaring that the city had engaged in constitutional violations. (New York Times)