Vic Mensa spoke about Juice WRLD's death and said Hip Hop is to blame, which is the same opinion that Joyner Lucas also shared not too long ago.
Juice died on Dec. 8 after allegedly swallowing a bunch of Percocet pills to hide them from authorities who were about to search his luggage after a private jet flight. Mensa began talking about Juice's death when he was asked about Lil Pump cutting "Drug Addicts" from his set at Rolling Loud in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago to honor Juice.
"In younger times, I definitely did not feel no responsibility to the youth or to anybody but myself," Mensa told TMZ. "And I'm, like, I'ma just talk about the Xans on the plane goin' to France, but it's like you gotta be careful about what you say because kids take what you say for real. They take it as the gospel. So give them something they can use, not sh*t that's killing them. And when we see these things happening to the young brothers, rest in peace Juice. Too early, 21 ... And rap is much to blame for it."
Mensa then said rappers need to be more responsible with their lyrics, particularly when it comes to glorifying drug use?
"I think that as members of the Hip Hop community, we need to take responsibility for the things that we say," Mensa explained. "We need to recognize that the sh*t that we talk about influences children. So when we 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 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. One hundred percent."
Do you agree with Mensa?