Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for NetflixPresident Donald Trump and many Republican governors are pushing to reopen certain businesses in various states like Georgia and Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, studies show these states and others are still at high risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, some of the most powerful voices in hip hop are calling out state officials for putting more lives at risk.
Despite over 21,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp announced his plans to reopen certain businesses on Friday, April 24th, with restaurants, theaters, and social clubs to follow suit on Monday, April 27th.
T.I. wrote “Dear Georgia,” on Instagram, followed by the acronym, “IDGAFWKSYBSYBAITMFH.” It basically stands for, ‘I don’t give a [damn] what Kemp says, you best sit your black [behind] in the house.’
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also questioned the decision to open Georgia, which 2 Chainz refers to as a “Red State,” admitting that coronavirus cases are going to continue going up. “When we talk about getting to recovery, if we’re not alive on the other side of it, there won’t be a recovery to be had,” Mayor Bottoms said during a CNN interview.
Killer Mike won’t be re-opening his Georgia barbershop anytime soon, stemming from concerns about health conditions and the safety of his employees, he revealed during a TMZ interview.
Rapper Bun B begs to differ after Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick agreed to reopen declaring, “There are more important things than living” during a FOX interview.
“If you don’t know that they valued money over people before, you have to now. It’s not a conspiracy if they flat out tell you the plan,” he captioned a clip of the interview.
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