Chuck D Calls Out Old White Men in Astroworld Tragedy

Rapper Chuck D from Public Enemy performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & amp;  Casino on June 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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In this world, white men are to blame for a number of tragedies, and Chuck D would like to add the recent Astroworld kills to the list. As lawsuits continue to pile up after the surge at the concert that left 10 dead and countless others injured, the Public Enemy frontman wrote an open letter to Live Nation.

Shared via the rapper’s Instagram account, Chuck D writes:

“I am tired of these corporations scoffing at their most crucial responsibility. These people simply say Rest in peace and move on. This negligence cannot continue. People want answers. I don’t think the young black man did it. They blame him for a crime while the old white men who run the body that Travis and his fans entrusted their lives to sit quietly in the shadows, counting their money and watching their stock prices go up and up. “

While Chuck D comes out in defense of Travis Scott, he didn’t leave the rapper completely blameless in the situation. When it comes to Scott, he states:

“The excuse for Scott’s irresponsible actions doesn’t wash off: If his act had a history of such behavior, why promote him to bigger venues, why partner with him in the first place and let him head a larger audience? Live Nation controlled this show. They control almost all concert halls. The artists are not talking because these same cats are already bought by these corporations. No one can say a word against you unless you want to be blacklisted and hurt your careers. “

Since then, Scott has issued a few statements of apology, including a highly criticized one. black and white video where he shares, “Honestly, I’m devastated, I could never imagine something like this happening.”

Chuck D is quick to criticize the whites at the top as he goes after Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino, who like him Daily beast reported, he might get a “massive golden parachute” despite the consequences.

“So I’m calling on the entire Michael Rapino team at Live Nation and a consortium of all the major concert promoters to do the right thing,” he continues. “Take a step forward and step out of the shadows to solve these situations and save lives. Stop letting a young black man carry the blame, the hatred, the downfall. We don’t know everything that happened or exactly what went wrong. But concert promoters have all the power to make the necessary changes to keep everyone safe and alive. “

The rap legend’s letter concludes with:

“Live Nation, your shares are up. The White Corporate Music Biz continues to capitalize on Black Pain, Trauma and Death. This has to end yesterday. You are part of the problem. Grow the shit, fix this and let us LIVE in PEACE. “

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