A hip hop producer is being accused of stepping over the line. The current political and social climate in America is causing many citizens to share their often unpopular opinions on social media, including producer JW Lucas. If his name isn’t familiar to you, his work may be; he boasts on Twitter that he’s worked with DaBaby, Jack Harlow, Lil Uzi Vert, and Lil Durk. Luas decided to share a few thoughts on Twitter about Breonna Taylor, the young woman who lost her life after police stormed into her house as she was sleeping and shot her to death. JW Lucas doesn’t understand why people are backing the young woman’s cause.
“Why is the world asking for justice for #BreonnaTaylor…ofcourse she shouldn’t have lost her life…. but do you realize that she was involved with multiple drug dealers who were using her house as a trap spot? If you sign up for that life there are consequences,” Lucas wrote. He added, “It is terrible Breonna lost her life, and as I said earlier I believe the cops may have mishandled the raid and been to aggressive after being fired on. With that being said what is the punishment the world Is calling for. Those men were on the job and have families as well.”
Lucas later apologized to people who were offended by his remarks but it was too late; the internet was swift in letting him know exactly what they thought. He went on Instagram Live, as well, with Tamika Mallory, one of the organizers of the 2017 Women’s March. Mallory was recently arrested in Louisville while protesting on behalf of Breonna Taylor. In their heated exchange, JW Lucas told Tamika Mallory that he was more qualified to lead in the Black Lives Matter movement than she was, further stating that Mallory was focused on political gain. Check out a few of his tweets along with some reactions below.