Rap music has a reputation for being a violent form of self-expression, and there are certainly cases where that is absolutely true. The same can be said for just about any style of music if we really want to be honest and truthful.
That doesn’t mean this particular form of expression is any worse or unworthy of listeners, as there are quite a few folks who use the art and style of hip hop to do a lot of good, like Lecrae Moore for example or Shai Linne, a Christian rapper who teaches theology through rhymes.
However, there are a few rotten apples in the bunch, as always, who threaten to ruin the fun for everyone, especially by participating in sickening displays of racism like XXXTenacion.
This guy recently caught a lot of flack — all of it well deserved — for sharing a video clip of him fake “lynching” a white kid to make some sort of “statement.” It backfired horribly.
via Fox News:
The video “Look At Me!” debuted on Tuesday and features imagery depicting police brutality, violent protests, and the 19-year-old Florida-based rapper placing a white child’s head in a noose on stage in front of a crowded theater and then hoisting him up into the air.
The child’s feet are shown dangling and twitching and then they suddenly stop.
The casting director of the video LaShawnna Stanley told that finding parents who would allow their child to be hanged on stage was a challenge.
“We had to delay the video because the mom that originally agreed and said okay but when she got there she didn’t feel comfortable. We delayed for a week,” said Stanley.
Gee, you mean parents weren’t rushing through the doors to sign their precious child up to be “lynched?” and used as a puppet to further racial division in America? Who would’ve thought, right?
Well, this guy finally seems to have reaped what he sowed, after a new video of XXXTenacion started going viral on the Internet.
In the clip, the well-known rapper gets his lights knocked out. See for yourself.
via Star Politics:
— Red Pill (@IWillRedPillYou) September 16, 2017
Notice how he kept singing after being knocked out? Yes, this guy was lip syncing.
This guy isn’t a very popular fellow. At least not in a good way that is. Check out some of the responses to this video:
This honestly is the best thing I've seen all day ???????? I loved how the music kept going after he was out cold. And people paid to see that? ????
— Brandy Lynn (@american82girl) September 16, 2017
I'd pay to see him get knocked out a few more times!????????????
— Peter (@peterwhiteboy1) September 16, 2017
Did anybody notice that he was still singing when he was unconscious? Karma,nasty things to nasty people
— K. Smith (@WardaddySmith) September 16, 2017
At the end of the day, this man got out of the world, exactly what he put in: violence.
That’s not to say the guy should’ve been punched out, but the point is that if you promote violence you shouldn’t be surprised when you become a victim of it yourself. It’s only a matter of time.
Rather than sowing seeds of discord, we should be finding ways to love one another. Lynching is not something to be made light of, ever. It’s horrible that such a thing even happened in our nation’s history, and it’s never okay to do something like that to a child, even for the sake of art to make some sort of point.
There are better, more effective means of communicating.