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Rihanna, T-Boz, Questlove and more speak out about Las Vegas mass shooting


Lester Cohen/Getty Images via ABCMany celebrities are sharing their thoughts about Sunday night’s mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and over 500 injured.  

The shooter, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  

RihannaT-Boz of TLC and Questlove are among the slew of stars who’ve spoken out about the event.

On Twitter, RiRi wrote, “Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror!!”   

T-Boz‘s Twitter message reads, “My HEART Goes out to the victims caught in the Tragedy That has taken place in #LasVegas tonight!” 

Questlove tweeted, “just woke up…can’t believe this is where we are now as a nation. Mind you this is w/o context — how in god’s name do they have auto? How?” 

Here are some more celebrity social media reactions:  

DJ Jazzy Jeff: Praying for the people in Vegas… I can help feel the current state is a reflection of our leadership.

Gladys Knight: My heart is saddened over what happened in my city of Las Vegas. My family is safe, but my community will never be the same. #prayforvegas  

Mariah Carey: Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone’s safety.

Trey Songz: Don’t even know what to say. To be in Vegas while this is happening, brings a pain to my heart. My team and I are safe Thank God! Prayers up.


Chance the Rapper: Lord help us.

Russell Simmons: I am deeply saddened by what happened in Las Vegas last night. I am keeping all of their victims and their families in my prayers.

Missy Elliott: Smh it was never this bad. Places u go to enjoy have become so unsafe! Prayers 4 those in Las Vegas who was there & the victims families. 

Smokey Robinson: Sending prayers to the victims, their families, and everyone affected by the shooting in Las Vegas…Love, Smokey.

John Legend: The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. Devastating. 

Usher: Heartbroken by the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this senseless act of violence. 

Kerry Washington: Heart aches for #LasVegas.

Yvette Nicole Brown: More than 50 dead. 200+ injured in #LasVegas shooting. Families looking for loved ones, pleace call (866) 535-5654 #LordHelpUs.

Gabrielle Union: Woke up to hear about the tremendous loss of life & thinking about all the loved ones heartbroken & devastated. Love & Light & prayers.

Paris Jackson: heart goes out to everyone affected by the shooting in vegas, friends & families (strangers included)…breaks my heart to see earth like this.

Morris Chestnut: My heartfelt thoughts & prayers go out to all those affected by the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas, last night. #PrayersForVegas 

Jeffrey Wright: Thx @realDonaldTrump @mikepence for your Hallmark card words on Las Vegas. Thx for not condemning all of us Americans for the actions of 1. 

Ava DuVernay: The lone wold. The local shooter. The gunman. Any and everything, but terrorist. Wonder why. 

Barack Obama: Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.  

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