Hip-hop is known for never shying away from the struggle and just like the rappers that came before him, Lil Baby is no stranger to using his voice and his music to bring awareness to causes near to his heart. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the 25-year-old rapper explains his experiences with police brutality.
On Monday (July 20), “The Bigger Picture” rapper detailed his experience with Police Brutality and how the criminal justice system is not set up to protect Black people.
“I’ve been a victim of police brutality,” he told Rolling Stone for their most recent music feature. “I’ve been in prison where White officers control you. I’ve been in a court system where White judges give you a different time than they would give someone White.”
The Quality Control affiliate explained how officers grabbed him and beat him in rooms without cameras. He also went on to say that he is accustomed to abuse at the hands of authority figures.
“There have been times I had a physical altercation with an officer, and he then grabbed me and took me to a room where there’s no camera, he says. “We have a physical altercation and left me in a room for about an hour. I’m in there yelling and screaming. I’m so accustomed to it, we don’t even make it no big deal.”
During times of civil unrest, following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade and other Black people killed due to police brutality, Lil Baby has used his music to go with the movement. The Atlanta native, released “The Bigger Picture,” a protest anthem that comments on systemic racism, police brutality and more.
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