Last Wednesday, Offset was fired upon while leaving a recording studio in Atlanta. Just days later, YFN Lucci’s vehicle was peppered with bullets as well. While authorities are just beginning an investigation into the shootings, fans are wondering if the same party is behind both events.
Police are left with more questions than answers since Offset was long gone by the time they arrived. Taking place at the Crossover Entertainment Group studio in Atlanta, witnesses say whoever fired into the building was gunning for the Migos rapper. Offset hasn’t yet spoken with authorities, but surveillance footage may provide them with a start. A shooter was seen hanging out of the passenger-side window of the vehicle as it passed the studio. According to police, a report was filed of someone sustaining a gunshot wound to the leg. Although, cops were unable to track down a victim for questioning in Offset’s situation, they would fare better in YFN Lucci’s case.
The “Boss Life” rapper was the target of a drive by shooting that wounded a member of his entourage. Spraying his G-Wagon with bullets, the shooters set upon YFN Lucci on Friday night in Atlanta. The rear window, door, bumper, and tires were all riddled with bullets, leaving a member inside with a shoulder injury. Struck in his left shoulder, the victim spoke with responding officers and shared he was behind the wheel as shots rang out.
While neither YFN Lucci or Offset sustained any injuries from the targeted attacks, it’s unclear if the shootings were connected.
YFN Lucci collaborated with Offset just last year. Neither Offset or Lucci have commented on the matter at this time.
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Beyoncé Drops New Song “Black Parade” [LISTEN]
Beyoncé celebrates Juneteenth with her new song “Black Parade“. Take a listen.
Also, listen to the extended version exclusively on Tidal.
Noname Drops “Song 33” in Response to J. Cole Diss
Chicago musician Noname has responded to J. Cole in her latest release “Song 33.” If you recall, two days ago we broke down the Noname/J.Cole beef and why many were calling Cole’s controversial song “Snow on Tha Bluff” misogynist and patriarchal. Noname appears to address the diss track and more on her latest release “Song 33.”
As soon as you press play the track hits you right in the feels. A sample saying “Oh, I have ambitions, dreams / But dreams don’t come cheap” opens the song, then immediately we listen to Noname discuss the patriarchal society in which Black women are forced to exist – a society that undervalues and ignores Black women. She said Oluwatoyin Salu’s name.
I saw a demon on my shoulder / it’s looking like patriarchy
Like scrubbing blood off the ceiling and bleaching another carpet
She takes aim at J. Cole for staying silent while Black women routinely “go missing,” yet immediately having something to say when she called him out on it.
One girl missing another one go missing / One girl missing another
But niggas in the back quiet as a church mouse / Basement studio when duty calls to get the verse out
Noname lists all the brutalities happening to Black people and Black women while at the same time, calling him to action. She reminds us Black women are going missing.
I guess the ego hurt now / It’s time to go to work / Wow
Look at him go / He really ‘bout to write about me when the world is in smokes?
When it’s people in trees?
She then criticizes the internet at large for being too easily distracted by the “beef” and losing sight of “the new world order.”
It’s trans women being murdered and this is all he can offer?
And this is all y’all receive? / Distracting you from the convo wit organizers
They talkin abolishing the police
This the new world order
Noname has always been an outspoken champion for Black women’s rights, often bringing attention to crimes committed against Black women that regularly go unheard. In her response to J. Cole, the musician again uses her platform to not only highlight the inherent patriarchy that causes so many Black female victims of violent crime to go unnoticed and forgotten, but to also galvanize Cole, to publicly and boldly challenge him and everyone listening to be the vanguards of a more just and equitable society.
Noname’s call to action is one that has been repeated by women of color for years. Tarana Burke (below), a woman of color and the founder of the “Me Too” Movement, initially began saying the phrase to remind women of color that they are not alone when they struggle with coping with sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Kimberlé Crenshaw (below), another woman of color and an outspoken feminist and civil rights activist, coined the term “intersectionality” to explain the myriad obstacles Black women face in society and how those obstacles compound on one another to create a unique brand of discrimination against them.
As we take each and every day, but especially this Juneteenth, to reflect on the painful history of the United States and remember the priceless cost of freedom, we must heed Noname’s call and begin to acknowledge the ways we Black Americans are not free, the ways Black women are not free.
And we must do it in a QUEEN TONE!!!
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