Rappers React To Deadly Shooting, But Did Lil B Overreact?
(AllHipHop News) A variety of rappers are reacting to the tragic news, that 58 people have been killed in the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
Earlier today, president Donald Trump led the nation in a moment of silence for the victims, which in addition to the 58 dead saw another 515 people wounded.
The gunman, a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock, was from Mesquite Nevada. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an unwitting crowd from the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, during a Jason Aldean's performance on the Las Vegas Strip.
Witnesses reported thinking they were hearing firecrackers as part of a celebration of the show, but it was Paddock, firing down into the crowd from the 32nd-floor window of his hotel room.
The gunman, who at last count had checked in at least 10 rifles in his luggage, had.to be shot and killed before the ordeal was over.
A number of rappers, who make their living entertaining their fans in Las Vegas, reacted to the tragedy.
But rapper Lil B completely exploded on Twitter after the shooting in a racially charged rant.
Lil B said race was playing a part in the media's labeling of the deadly mass shooting.
B. also supported Piers Morgan's comments that had the shooter been Muslim, it would naturally have been considered an act of terrorism.
"if 50 young black man died at a rap concert with saggy pants and dreadlocks nobody would even care! They say it’s gang violence," Lil B tweeted.
He then followed up by tweeting: “Let’s play court of public opinion! 50 people get shot at a rap concert is that normal?
“50 people shot at a country music show? What?"
Check out some reactions and parts of Lil B's rant below.
And now for Lil B's thoughts...