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Friday, May 1, 2015

This Week: Musicians Respond to the Unrest in Baltimore

Posted By on Fri, May 1, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Given the unrest in Baltimore this week — and out of solidarity with those that feel the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, from injuries received while in police custody, was unjust (to say the very least) — our weekly quotes blog is dedicated entirely to the music world's response to the events. 

  • Twitter / Kelly Rowland

"There's a special place in hell reserved for those who are far more upset abt property damage than they are abt black ppl murdered by police."
Talib Kweli (Twitter)

"If u lootin', u takin' advantage of The Gray family and their loss, using it as excuse to be a thief during a riot. Quite cowardly of u… #Baltimore stay strong. I feel how u feel. I lost one of my best friends to police brutality in 2006."
Freddie Gibbs (Twitter)
  • Instagram / Rihanna
"In Obama era police dpts have received machine guns: 10,000s camo+night-vision equip: 1000s of pcs silencers, armored cars+aircraft: 100s"
Deerhoof (Twitter)

"To law enforcement in Baltimore, remember these are not just our children, they are your children as well. PLS show constraint + be peaceful."
Russell Simmons (Twitter)

"We are filled with too many raw emotions to type anything eloquently, but we want to send love and positivity to our entire city. We love you, Baltimore. ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬"
War On Women (Facebook)

"Prayers for Baltimore..."
Rev. Run (Twitter)
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  • Instagram / Big Boi

"Thoughts are with Baltimore tonight - be safe"
Gerard Way (Twitter)
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  • Twitter / Gerard Way
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