Travis Scott Catching Additional Heat After Clip Of Him Making Insensitive Remark About Mike Brown's Killing Resurfaces
"I'm kind of angry, so many Black people are acting like fake activists," the 26-year-old said in the 2014 clip.
January 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm
Travis Scott's comments in an interview with Hot 97 have resurfaced and are creating more buzz around the already controversial rapper.
According to Rolling Out, Twitter users uncovered the 2014 interview which highlighted show host Ebro asking Scott about his opinion of the Ferguson riots occurring at the time."I'm kind of angry, so many Black people are acting like fake activists," the 26-year-old said.
"I'm not saying he deserved to get killed. But I'm not saying that he didn’t deserve to pay for consequences he probably inflicted," he continued.
Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, were a response to the shooting death of Mike Brown, an unarmed Black 18-year-old, by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. The "Sicko Mode" artist, who has fans raising their eyebrows at his plan to perform at this year's Super Bowl, also said Black people shouldn't put themselves in positions for situations like Brown's to occur.
“And I know we’re like ‘fed up’ quote/un-quote, with whatever is going on in culture…but at the same time, you gotta just stop putting yourself in positions where you’re continuously having this situation go down,” Scott said.
Furious Twitter users vented their thoughts in several posts.
"F Travis Scott. He's so full of it," one wrote.
We ready to mute homie?!— Hollywood (@H0LLYW00DTy) January 17, 2019
Y’all know Travis Scott dgaf about black people. We all heard him blame mike brown for his own death so what do y’all expect?— Killa Cam♥ (@Cameeeyo) January 16, 2019
Travis Scott has called his fans phaggots, redid his album cover because it featured a trans woman, defended the cops over the Mike Brown situation, and it now lying about his super bowl performance and donating money... exactly why are yall keeping this clown around again?— mystique • (@joshischillin) January 16, 2019
Y’all surprised by Travis Scott?— DoodooBoy (@DoodooBoy87) January 16, 2019
After hearing his comments on Mike Brown, he’s right on schedule.. https://t.co/kHKoyLk5kY
Man, @trvisXX really going out sad. SMH Those Mike Brown comments he made that resurfaced really make you question everything about him and with this now it's just not a good look. pic.twitter.com/1CaEKA4yRJ— youngflydopefresh!™ (@YFDF) January 16, 2019
Man, F Travis Scott. He’s so full of it. Same fool that tried blame Mike Brown for his own death... “deserve to pay for consequences he probably inflicted.” GTFOH— weiss eubanks (@weisseubanks) January 16, 2019
I'd take a knee for Mike Brown and Ferguson during a Travis Scott halftime. Seriously.🙄— Audrey Shipp (@adri16) January 16, 2019
Travis Scott coon ass is cancelled... talking bout he only agreed to perform if the NFL donated 500k to a charity and ain’t even have the nerve to mention or thought we forgot he essentially said Mike Brown “got what he deserved” pic.twitter.com/V80BPxEwVd— PinkCookiez 🇵🇷 (@PinkCookiez) January 16, 2019
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