Following the sad demise of Drakeo The Ruler, the internet was flooded with prayers and condolences from fans and friends among them was Jim Jones. The internet had something to say about Jim.
The rap community is still in shambles after the shocking demise of Drakeo The Ruler. The L.A. based rapper was fatally stabbed in the neck during the Once Upon A Time In L.A. Festival at Exposition Park on Dec. 18.
Jim Jones shared his thoughts via Instagram where he preached how “dangerous” the rapper lifestyle is. He was soon met with lot of conflicting takes on his remarks.
“Rip to this brother this is sad,To all rappers I urge u to protect urself start to move tactical. Preservation of life is everything they do not value our lives anymore we are targeted. They know who we are cause of our fame but we don’t know who they are because of our fame. I pray everyday I make it home to my family because it’s tht serious out here for us.Feels like we lost a rapper every week this year. There was a time when we protected in th community we were treated as super hero’s not no more. Stay safe & stay dangerous I pray I never have to make a decision. Say ur prayers n move sturdy. Rappers have th most dangerous job in th world I stand on my statement.”
Jones’ post soon started trending as people shared their views on Twitter, with many noting it was hypocritical of Jones. People pointed out the brawl he allegedly got into with Freddie Gibbs at a Miami steakhouse last week.
Many shared the sentiment of Jim being hypocritical. One user wrote,
“I hate to say this but @jimjonescapo saying this is sort of hypocritical…he just got into a brawl at a steakhouse in Miami with another rapper. Little does he know he’s part of the same issues he’s warning of. #ripdrakeo. Rappers be safe, be smart.”.
Jones previously caught the wrath of a Iraq war veteran in February 2020 after he compared rappers to soldiers, claiming being a rapper is “more dangerous” than a soldier. At the time Jones fired back at the vet.
“Here are facts. Every ni**a I grew up wit is either dead or in jail, so u wanna compare death tolls it won’t add up. u went to army n met n-**as U never knew or grew up wit. I grew up wit all these n-**as all my life so it different. u wanna continue this debate. “Yal was shooting at kids n innocent bystanders in the midst of shootin at the enemy. We was kids shootin at kids. That mentality split over to success.”
In the past year at least 21 rappers have been fatally shot or stabbed. Jim Jones hasn’t changed his stance on violence in the rap world since his altercation with the war vet. With this in mind, still we can’t help but notice the hypocrisy in his latest statement.
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