ATL star LaKeith Stanfield had some worlds for those who make gangster rap. On the heels of Migos member, Takeoff’s untimely death, Stanfield is tired of the “toxicity” of Hip-Hop culture.
“If you are for gangster rap you can’t also be for Black,” Stanfield posted to social media. “The dangerous toxicity associated with this glorified black serial killer and killed music and imagery got people thinking it’s cool to hurt those that look like them and ONLY them.” He continued, “It’s ok to embrace the realities of life in the harder areas but let’s think about NOT holding up this behavior in our circles. Let’s make it cool to embrace life, travel, and learn new things!” Stanfield says the behavior is “understandable after centuries of persecution and manipulation be we need to start somewhere.” “We must stop holding self-destructive s__t up and embrace things that build us a whole so that we can lead the world in the direction of prosperity by example. Getting reckless now and again is part of who we are but for the most part… Turn that stupid s__t off.”