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Vic Mensa Blames Rap For JuiceWRLD’s Death

Vic Mensa lays the blame of the tragic death of Juice WRLD on the industry he is in. Speaking with someone from TMZ earlier this week, he was asked about Lil Pump’s decision to cut his song “Drug Addicts” from his Rolling Loud set out of respect for Juice WRLD. Mensa agreed with the action and believes rappers have a responsibility to their audiences.

“I think that, as members of the hip-hop community, we need to take responsibility for the things that we say,” he said. “We need to recognize that the shit we talk about influences children. So when we are steady pushing a message of lean and Percocets and Xans, we are polluting the minds of the youth. We have a responsibility to give it to them in a real way. Not to say that you can’t talk about your real life and the things that are happening but I think that we need to start holding each other and ourselves accountable for our glorification of the drug culture, 100 percent. That’s just what it is. Anything else, that’s parasitic to our people to just act like this is the shit to be on lean all the time.”

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