Atlanta-origin rapper T.I. has shared his thoughts about a video that shows a Georgia police officer who drew his gun on unarmed black teens while speaking to the press.
The incident occurred after a police officer received a report on a group of young children who accused of theft and waving guns.
According to 11Alive, a police officer arrived at the shop after receiving the call and learned the location of the black teens. The body camera footage released by the police department shows that the officer drew his gun toward the unarmed teens.
While talking about the controversial video, T.I. addressed racial discrimination and complained that police violence still persisted despite the protests and victims who murdered by the cops. He said:
“Why don’t we ever see little white kids being held at gunpoint? The Constitution was written for all Americans, OK? Except it only seems like you have to be a certain shade or a certain color to reap the benefits of it?
Why are only people of color—young black boys, young black girls—being gunned down at the hands of policemen and using excuses like BB guns, water guns?
[There are] little white boys that got real rifles go hunting every day, every week with their grandparents and parents; they ain’t being held at gunpoint… Let’s not mix words and pretend like we don’t understand what we’re dealing with.”
Click here for the source of the statement and you can watch the video via Youtube below.