Chicago rapper Vic Mensa took a more conscious turn on his latest EP, There’s Alot Going On. Since dropping the EP, he hasn’t been afraid to call anyone out for any racial missteps, including Justin Timberlake for what he perceives is cultural appropriation, and the Beverly Hills Police Department for stopping him after a shopping spree.
Yesterday, Mensa did a Reddit AMA around the release of his new “16 Shots” video, which addresses the heavy racial issue of police violence against black men. During the AMA, a fan asked “What’s your opinion on the prominent, black celebrities that are anti-Black Lives Matter and feel as though it’s not their problem?” The fan then specified that his question was about Lil Wayne’s comments dismissing the Black Lives Matter movement during his recent interview on Nightline.
I think it’s a very ignorant, selfish, and isolated position to take. Because even someone as big as Wayne is just a black man minus all of his ice and fame, and can be treated the same way…I think the black lives matter movement is incredibly positive. its opened a lot of discussion and discourse about the problems in our society and communities and that’s important.
Check out Mensa’s full AMA here, where he also confirms that he’s voting for Hillary Clinton, which Savemoney crew member he would choose to be stranded on an island with, and working with the Gorillaz among other topics.