Lil Scrappy Talks Racism, Michael Brown & Police Shootings (VIDEO)
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(AllHipHop News) Rapper/reality show star Lil Scrappy sat down with DJ Smallz Eyes to talk about some of today's socially relevant topics. The Atlanta-based performer touched on the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri and his views on relationship between the police and the community.
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After expressing he questions African-Americans' progress, Scrappy stated prejudice still exists in this country even among Black people. The 31-year-old entertainer reflected on African slaves being "big business", and then he addressed the Brown police shooting.
"I don't know what exactly happened, cause I wasn't right there. But what I do know, police are trained to defuse a situation, and they're trained to protect. I don't feel like they're doing that," said Scrappy. "I feel like it's some bulls**t. I don't feel like it's just all White police. I feel like it's police period."
The cast member of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta added police officers are underpaid and have to put themselves in danger. Plus, Scrap thinks citizens sometimes do not respond to cops in the most effective way, but that does not give license for anyone to lose their life.
"Some of us are smart-heads. We don't wanna hear that s**t - 'Don't talk to me, I'm going through s**t everyday,'" He said. "If that makes you that mad to [want to] kill me, you don't need to be no police. Buddy, you need to be in the army... We need you where the terrorists at. You're gun happy like that we need you over there. We don't need you around these kids."
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Watch Li Scrappy's interview below.