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  /  06.09.2020

 

Lil Baby has been joining fellow protesters in his hometown of Atlanta to fight against police brutality and the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Last week, Lil Baby revealed that he was assisting Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms in creating a police reform plan and now the rapper’s activism is being praised by the city council.

City Councilman Antonio Brown applauded Lil Baby in an Instagram post on Sunday (June 7).

“When we first met he showed up in a worn black t-shirt, some joggers and [Balenciaga] sneakers,” Brown wrote of Baby. “No jewelry or entourage. His driver patiently waited outside while we talked for hours. I thought because everyone called him [Lil Baby] that he would have this huge ego and only care about superficial sh*t. Instead he spoke about how much he loved business, fashion and lifting up his community.”

“The next day we marched down Mitchell Street with our fist in the air yelling — No Justice, No Peace as he leaned over and whispered in my ear, ‘this is what matters!’ See he understood his calling was greater than the streets — it was to change the streets. To inspire the people to see beyond their environment and conditions that silently kept them unconsciously imprisoned,” the post continued.

 

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“After marching for an hour, a white business owner brought out some waters to the crowd of walking protesters. As he was handing out the waters Lil Baby ran over to him and gave him $500. I looked up at him and smiled because if I was rich that’s something I would’ve done.”

Lil Baby has been long been an advocate for giving back to his home city. Earlier this year, he launched the My Turn Scholarship Fund at his old high school. Over the weekend, he also shared a photo of himself at a Black Lives Matter protest and reminded fans that “Your vote will count!”

Read the rest of Councilman Brown’s post about Lil Baby below.

 

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Met a dope dude named Dominique. A brother whose seen struggle but also recognizes his divine power to call forth all that he seeks in life. When we first met he showed up in a worn black t-shirt, some joggers and @balenciaga sneakers. No jewelry or entourage. His driver patiently waited outside while we talked for hours. I thought because everyone called him @lilbaby_1 that he would have this huge ego and only care about superficial shit. Instead he spoke about how much he loved business, fashion and lifting up his community. He’s only been rapping for 3 years and has completely dismantled an industry. The hood he grew up in and the projects that raised him made him baby. A rebel with a cause, disrupting with a purpose bigger than himself. ⁣ ⁣ The next day we marched down Mitchell Street with our fist in the air yelling – No Justice, No Peace as he leaned over and whispered in my ear, “this is what matters!” See he understood his calling was greater than the streets – it was to change the streets. To inspire the people to see beyond their environment and conditions that silently kept them unconsciously imprisoned. After marching for an hour, a white business owner brought out some waters to the crowd of walking protesters. As he was handing out the waters Lil Baby ran over to him and gave him $500. I looked up at him and smiled because if I was rich that’s something I would’ve done. As the protest came to an end, I watched in silent awe as @troubleman31 graciously walked up to him and greeted him like a King. It was inspiring to see one generation salute the next as they prepare to take their rightful place in Hip Hop. ⁣ ⁣ Our generation is strong, we do not require someone to open a door for us because we understand our power to knock down any door that comes between us. When we speak we are casting spells, our tongue is powerful and through our vibrational energy are able to manifest into existence everything our spirit desires. Go forth into this world and live within the fullness of who God created you to be, and don’t let anyone tell you who you cannot be or what you cannot do. You are capable of ALL things, if you believe.

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