Aoki Lee Simmons is fed up with the dearth of loving tributes from white followers to Takeoff after he was tragically killed this week, so she spoke about it on TikTok.
The 20-year-old daughter of Russell Simmons says she noticed that white American followers, who’re normally on the forefront of consuming music from The Migos, Takeoff, and comparable artists, appear to be absent from paying tribute to Kirshnik Khari Ball aka Takeoff, who died from a gunshot wound whereas at a bowling alley in Houston on Monday.
Aoki Lee: White Hip-Hop Followers Are Not Mourning Takeoff Regardless of Consuming His Music
Simmons acknowledged in her assertion on TikTok that she owes her total life to the existence of hip-hop music, and due to that, she felt compelled to talk on the dearth of compassion for the people, Black artists, behind the music once they die from the identical points that plague the Black group that they rap about.
, each time a Black hip-hop artist or rap artist[…]dies, it’s only these communities, the Black group, the hip-hop group, who’re actively concerned of their remembrance or in mourning them.
On the similar time, so many privileged, non-black folks residing their lives—just like the soundtrack to their lives is that this music. They’re utilizing it for every part…events, lives, moments, gymnasium, motivation… it’s the soundtrack to their life. They’re getting a lot worth from these artists and their life tales and but when the artwork dies, not a phrase.
Simmons continued, calling out white American followers’ silence regardless of residing vicariously via Black trauma.
A part of what makes [hip-hop] compelling to white Individuals is it typically the tales of the traumatic lived experiences of Black Individuals. Like, absolutely the worse components of systemic oppression, and the havoc its reeks on communities within the hood. Violence and medicines[…]however it’s advantageous to narrate to and dwell vicariously via that when it’s all enjoyable and video games, but these are in going points that continuously kill these artists. And when that occurs it’s “the hip-hop group is violent.”
Aoki Lee additionally makes use of her TikTok second to handle the perceived lack of appreciation of Black artwork in American historical past regardless of its affect. Hit play to see it.
I hope this was nicely articulated. Considering of Kirshnik Khari Ball, and his family members, the artist take off and his followers, at present. However he and so many black artists deserve higher than any such fan. Who can publish the music, the speculated drama, and everthimg else, however not their demise. 🖤
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In associated new, TikTok artist ASMR Roger shared a novel tribute to the late hip-hop big, Takeoff, with certainly one of his glass water bottle designs. The video went viral with followers sending their love and condolences to the household of the 28-year-old Migos rapper.
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