The Hip-Hop World Responds To The Pulse Nightclub Shooting In Orlando
Earlier this morning (June 12), the world stood still after news surfaced that 50 people were murdered and another 53 injured during a mass-shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Numerous artists have sent their condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
As details continue to be released about suspect, Omar Mateen and his motive behind the shooting, the situation has has started to stir up some debate on homophobia, Islamophobia, and gun control.
Earlier today, President Barack Obama delivered an address to the nation and addressed the issue of guns in his speech.
“Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history. The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle,” President Obama said. “This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.”
Vic Mensa posted about the hate crime with a more political twist, which ended up bringing a lot of controversy in the process.
Mensa believes Donald Trump is one of the core reasons why there’s so much outward hate in the country now.
ISIS officially claimed responsibility for the shooting after issuing a threat to Florida just three days earlier.
Currently, hospitals in the Orlando area are reaching out to citizens to donate blood for the victims of the shooting.
Prayers for the people in Orlando
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 12, 2016
My heart goes out to everyone affected by the tragedy in Orlando. Keeping you in my prayers. pic.twitter.com/pZ2PYQ9PZU
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) June 12, 2016
— father (@father) June 12, 2016
Horrified by the mass shooting in Orlando. When will we do something to prevent these killing sprees?
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 12, 2016
Hate is at an all time high right now. This is exactly why we cant allow Donald Trump to be president. The bigots and racists of America have rallied around him, fueling exactly the type of fire that makes something like this possible. In this election, we all need to vote to literally save our own lives and those of the people we love.