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The Charleston, South Carolina church shooting that took away nine innocent lives in the midst of a bible study is one of the most disgusting hate crimes and act of terrorism in American history. Hip hop leaders have been chiming in left and right, and Nas is the latest MC to speak out on the incident.
In an interview with Vibe, the Queensbridge native was noticeably mourning and angry over the act of senseless violence. Watch the full interview above, and check out his most powerful quotes below.
“Mental illness is something that I wish we could detect earlier on — from birth. “So we don’t have to worry about who’s who? Who are we walking around? Who are the people that we are living around us that are sick? That really need help.”
“We have to live our life in this zoo. How do we heal the people that are mentally ill today? How do we make them more respectful of each other no matter what race they are? Racism is rotting America. It’s been rotting America since [its] inception. So this is a very serious time that we’re moving into in 2015.”
Nas on Charleston church massacre: “Racism is rotting America.” Do you agree?