The problem with celebrities taking up political causes is that they’re not in touch with reality. Either that or they’re literally too ignorant on a given subject (like firearms) to make a reasonable or respectable argument one way or another.
Or third, they’re total hypocrites. Like a famous rapper who just marched against guns, even though he has more than an interesting criminal background…
On Saturday, rapper Vic Mensa sang for the gun control crowd at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. One seeming irony: not only has Mensa owned guns, but he was arrested last year in Beverly Hills, California and booked on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Mensa had been pulled over in February 2017 for running a stop sign and having tinted windows. He told police he had a gun in his car and showed them his concealed carry permit, but according to police, the permit was from another state. He was released on $35,000 bail after spending one night in jail.
In July 2017, according to TMZ, Mensa got two years probation after pleading no contest to carrying a concealed firearm in his car. The police dropped the second count of carrying an unregistered loaded firearm.
On Saturday, Mensa also told fellow rapper Killer Mike, who supports the Second Amendment, that he wanted to debate him about gun control. Mensa tweeted:
To @KillerMike : YOU DONT NEED AN AR-15. As a black man & fellow gun owner I would like to have a debate with you about your stances on gun-control.
— vino valentino (@VicMensa) March 24, 2018
Killer Mike fired back:
We got the same publicist and u have my phone number. I ain’t dodge’n u. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/OQRxBYSVSW
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) March 24, 2018
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