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8 July 2016, 21:48
Stormzy has had enough.
Stormzy has penned a very emotional open letter about the recent shootings in the US.
The UK Grime MC has stressed the importance of everyone standing together with American people in such an important time.
“I wish I had the answers to solve the f**kery that's going on right now but tbh I don't have a clue...all I can do is urge everyone to do more, that's what I'm gonna do,” he began.
I wish I had the answers to solve the fuckery that's going on right now but tbh I don't have a clue...all I can do is urge everyone to do more, that's what I'm gonna do. Protest, march, donate, speak out, call out bullshit, build within your community, help those in need etc. whatever it is that needs to be done. And don't be the stupid idiot who thinks because we live in the UK that this isn't an issue for us to take on, don't be the stupid idiot who thinks because we live in the UK that black people don't experience racism from the police, don't be so flipping naive. We have black brothers and sisters dying in the states and we'd be cowards to just brush it off, this is all of our problems. That could easily be me or my lil brother or my sisters, I ain't waiting for this poisonous, weak, racist, trigger happy mentality to spread around the world before we do something. Stop killing my fucking people smh, I won't even lie, when the first series of police killing black people sprung up I thought smh this is fucked and had a passive attitude towards it but as times gone on you have to just think...are these racist Feds just gonna wake up everyday and kill innocent black people? Like yeah...today...I'm gonna kill a black kid and get away with it lol...you've lost your fucking mind mate. We ain't having it anymore, fuck that. This isn't a black vs white thing either, don't let them twang you into thinking it's that, but what I will say is that no one should be sitting back and watching this. If you choose to turn a blind eye to this you're a part of the problem, regardless of your skin colour. This isn't me speaking out because it looks politically correct or because it's the right thing to do coz I proper couldn't give a flying fuck tbh. this is coming from Michael a black man who has had enough of racist dickheads thinking they can wake up and kill my people. You can't, we ain't having it no more. Do your bit. Enough is enough mate, I ain't waiting till a fed kills one of my bredrins before I rise up. And please stop thinking this is a strictly American thing you dumb fucks, Feds have been violating the mandem for YEARS. Smh.
Both Alton Sterling of Lousiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota were killed by police in separate incidents this week.
Since the tragic incident, a number of celebrities have expressed anger, frustration and sympathy.
Drake and Beyonce both penned emotional open letters, while Miguel broke down in tears on stage during his performance at Wireless Festival.
Jay Z also released a new song called ‘Spirituality’, which addresses the issue of police brutality in the US.