I find it crazy how one minute our favorite rappers can drop a hit song and the next minute, these same people are locked up behind bars or are facing a new court date. Let’s use Chicago rapper Lil Durk as an example.
Recently the “No Label” rapper Durk Derrick Banks, AKA Lil Durk, was released from an Atlanta jail over some shooting drama that went down back in February. Durk had allegedly shot at the victim, 23-year-old Alexander Weatherspoon, who was hit in the thigh. In addition to surveillance footage, a witness claimed that she heard gunshots around the restaurant building where she saw Durk speeding away as the victim bled. Durk ended up turning himself in, and after about a month he was released from jail on a $250,000 bond.
According to TMZ, Durk’s bond does have some restrictions where he has a curfew from 11pm to 7am; he has to wear an ankle monitor, he must stay at least 200 yards away from the victim; he cannot have contact with any gang members or possess any weapons.
I understand that the majority of us listen to these rappers and support their careers, but this just makes me wonder when will the drama ever stop? We all come from different backgrounds and areas, but we can’t let our past define our future, and that’s where rappers of our era tend to go wrong.
If you stay with the same hood mentality that you had in the past, it’s definitely going to follow you in the future. It’s about time to let that mess go, especially if your living a new lavish lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a Lil Durk fan just like some of you all reading this, but I think it’s about time that we see less of our favorite rappers behind bars and more of them setting positive examples for what our youth should be doing.
I said what I said.
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By Trinity Bishop, Sophomore, Southern Illinois University
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