# Roommates, Vic Mensa calls the glorification of the drug culture by the hip hop community the reason for the premature death of Juice WRLD earlier this month at the age of 21. His death is believed to be due to a drug overdose.
Speaking exclusively with TMZ, Vic Mensa did not mince words when he gave his opinion on the death of Juice WRLD, which shocked and saddened his fans and many members of the hip hop community. Vic took hip hop directly to continually glorify drugs in their music, which is then consumed by young, impressionable fans.
Vic had this to say about the troubled relationship between hip hop and the drug culture and take responsibility for glorifying it:
“I think as members of the hip-hop community, we have to take responsibility for what we say. We must recognize that what we are talking about influences children. So when we regularly push a message of skinny and Percocets and Xans, we pollute the minds of young people. We have a responsibility to give it to them in a real way. That’s not to say that you can’t talk about your real life and the things that are going on, but I think we have to start holding each other accountable for our glorification of the drug culture, 100%. It’s just that. Everything else is parasitic for our people to act like that, it’s shit to be skinny all the time. “
He continued, adding:
“You have to be careful what you say. And when we see these things happening to young brothers, like rest in peace, Juice. Too early, 21 years old. And rap is largely responsible for it. “
Having heard of the online criticism that some fans have thrown at him, Vic posted this response to the interview on social networks:
“An excerpt from TMZ about me talking about the rap game taking responsibility for the drug culture in the tragic death of Juice has surfaced. To clarify for those who have just read the headlines, I am not pointing fingers. I say we must ALL do better, including myself. Give them something real “
We wonder if we will hear any changes in hip hop following all the criticism of the glorification of the drug culture.
Roommates, what do you think?
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