Freddie Gibbs Responds To Criticism His "Thuggin" Video Sends A Negative Message To Kids
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(AllHipHop News) Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs was the latest subject of Noisey's "The People Vs" series. During his segment, Gibbs responded to a YouTube comment questioning the subject matter of his "Thuggin'" video. The user argued that Gibbs is sending a negative message to young people.
Gibbs' answer centered around the idea that parents are responsible for what their children see and hear, not artists.
"I'm soon to be a parent, so I kinda understand [the criticsm], but I don't. You're supposed to control the media and the things kids see in your household. That's not my job," said Gibbs. "I do this to feed my family. My mom's living good off these thug ass raps and me rapping about crack. You want me to stop my money?"
Earlier in the clip, Gibbs does express that he does not think smoking crack is cool. He just wanted the "Thuggi'n" visual to reflect real life situations. He also claimed the person in the video was smoking real crack.
Watch "The People Vs Freddie Gibbs" below.