Hip Hop voices their thoughts on the deadliest mass shooting in United States history that occurred in Las Vegas.
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Last night from his hotel room in Mandalay Bay, Stephen Paddock shot into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which left over 50 dead and 515 injured according to the Las Vegas Police Department.
Several members of the hip hop community spoke on the matter and offered their condolences and reached out to those affected. For starters, Missy Elliott conveyed her own shock and disbelief at the state of the world, while sending her best wishes to the victims:
“Smh it was never this bad. Places u go to enjoy have become so unsafe!😢Prayers 4 those in Las Vegas who was there & the victims families🙏🏾.”
Unfortunately tweets for condolences, safety, and prayers have become common in recent history for concertgoers, as it’s been less than five months since the bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert that left 22 people dead. Below are reactions to the Las Vegas shooting from people of hip hop, ranging from prayers, personal feelings, and gun bans.
🙏🏽 for Vegas.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 2, 2017
Oh god at a music concert!?
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) October 2, 2017
Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 2, 2017
Unbelievable what’s happening in our country may God bless everyone in Vegas
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) October 2, 2017
This is crazy. My mom was working at Arrowhead hospital in SB last night and they even brought people from the Vegas shooting out here.
— Adrian Gamboa (@agnotforsale) October 2, 2017
GUNS DO NOT MAKE ME FEEL SAFE, A GUN CAN MALFUNCTION, BUT WHAT IS BETTER THEN A GUN IS THE HUMAN BRAIN/EMPATHY PICK YOUR WEAPON – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) October 2, 2017
we can’t even enjoy anything anymore in public without the fear of domestic terrorism. I’m fucking heart broken smh
— G4SHI (@G4SHI) October 2, 2017
— XZIBIT (@xzibit) October 2, 2017
iiF This Country Wanted Shooting TO STOP THEY WILL BAND GUNS EASY #Pray4VEGAS 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Desiigner (@LifeOfDesiigner) October 2, 2017
I will also do everything in my power to get Congress to pass comprehensive gun reform so these types of tragedies don’t happen anymore.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 2, 2017