After the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Lupe Fiasco, 31, gave black America another dose of what some might call tough love after a six-person female jury found Zimmerman not guilty for the unarmed shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
“Half y’all been partying to Black Death for the past two decades … the other half watched the party … don’t be angry now!” wrote Fiasco to his more than one million followers.
“Rub your face in it! Swallow down that hard pill! Black blood spills in the streets of America nightly at the hands other blacks. [...] “Curse, kick, scream, yell, tweet, unfollow. Don’t matter to me if y’all don’t start valuing yourselves N—s will be in the same boat tomorrow.”
He then called out the media for race-baiting throughout the trial.
“The case should have never been televised as the potential to antagonize U.S. race relations was, in my dumb opinion too risky and unnecessary,” wrote Fiasco.
And while some wholeheartedly agree with Fiasco, others are completely disgusted.
@LupeFiasco I hope your soapbox caves in the middle of your next holier than thou “I’m better than you speech.”
— JS (@jamarshort) July 14, 2013
Oh and apparently Lupe Fiasco continues to prove that he and I are idiots. Me because I paid him any money or attention.
— Lene (@sparkilene) July 14, 2013
Check out Lupe’s response in full to the George Zimmerman acquittal below. –danielle canada