Following Takeoff’s Demise, Chuck D Talks On Gun Violence In The United States
After Takeoff was shot and died in Houston on Tuesday, Chuck D is speaking out against gun violence. The rapper from the Migos was 28 years old.
In response to the tragic shooting, Chuck D told TMZ that there has been “far too much” gun violence in the United States and that it has “normalized.”
“It’s not normal behavior, it’s just not normal and what the circumstances in the United States of America is just dealing with abnormal situations that people think, you know, through culture, it’s been normalized over the years,” he explained.
Chuck D continued: “It is a tragedy, and the pain is unbearable…The peace, unity, love aspect of Hip-Hop should be revered.”
The Public Enemy rapper then referred to it as a “tragedy” because so many young people had grown up in the hip-hop scene dying.
“It’s a tragedy and I think that in any other walk of life it would have been addressed far earlier on how to prevent this before it became a thing that people thought is normal,” Chuck D said. “You have people who’ve grown up thinking that hip-hop death is a normal thing.”
After a fight over a dice game at a private party at Houston’s 810 Billiards & Bowling, Takeoff was slain. Quavo, a fellow Migos member and Takeoff’s uncle, was there but escaped unscathed.
Yet, no suspects have been taken into custody. According to Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner, there is no evidence to suggest that Takeoff was involved in any illegal activity at the time of his death.
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