Travis Scott has been getting a lot of backlash lately for agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl in Atlanta this upcoming February. Many want him to join other artists who have backed out of being involved with the NFL after they blackballed Colin Kaepernick for protesting racism and police brutality.
The criticism towards Scott is getting bigger now as an old interview that he did on Hot 97 surfaced. He was asked about the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO in 2014 by racist white cop Darren Wilson. He said that so many black people acted like fake activists and that he’s not gonna say that Brown didn’t “deserve to pay for consequences he probably inflicted.”
“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.”
This all happened right before Scott really blew up as an artist. He didn’t release his debut album until 2015. It’s sad that he didn’t use his platform to rightfully address the racial injustices that continue to happen in America such as police brutality on black men.
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