Not only is this racist AF, it’s in unbelievably poor taste.
However, the tragedy didn’t end when the gun went off, because NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton just went on a pretty racially charged tirade against rappers on Thursday morning!
Billy stopped by WCBS 880 less than 12 hours after the murder where he called rappers “basically thugs” and blamed the death on the lifestyle associated with rap music, saying:
“The background of a lot of these young people, they are significant artists in that world├óΓé¼┬ª but unfortunately the lifestyles that they lived often time follows them into the entertainment world and the success they have in it. It’s unfortunate. You’d like to think that with all the wealth that comes from the fame, that they’ll be able to turn their lives around but they continue hanging out with the same people they hung out with when they came out of that world of desperation, poverty, and crime.
The crazy world of these so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate the violence that they’ve done all their lives. And unfortunately that violence often times manifests itself during their performances, and that’s exactly what happened last evening.”
Basically… you’re a bigot, Billy.
While he could be using his position to get guns off the streets and away from young people, we guess victim blaming is a better use of his time.
Ch-ch-check out the racist interview in its entirety (below)!!!
Do U think Bill Bratton should lose his job over these racist comments??
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