Trippie Redd has a proposal for record labels that he believes could save the lives of artists.
Following PnB Rock’s senseless murder in Los Angeles on Monday (September 12), Trippie reflected on his time with the Philly rapper and voiced an idea for labels to supply their artists with full-time security guards to try to avoid more tragedies from happening.
“I had to reschedule my whole day yesterday I was at a true loss for words,” he wrote. “I keep losing my friends to gun violence I want all my friends to start having a guard or 2 it honestly should be on the label to get u protection… that’s one thing I used to tell xxx is let’s stop riding around in the i8 just me and u while ur paid security sleep at the house we in the club just us.
“Pnb was my real life brother he pulled up on me and @fijimacintosh when we weren’t even nobody yet and told us in his prime that we would blow up he pulled up to the hood in a sprinter wit all his guys to Fiji mom house just to meet us then put us on the line up for his show in Atlanta.”
Trippie recalled PnB’s unselfish nature and remembered how he collaborated with both Rock and the late XXXTENTACION on “Bad Vibes Forever.”
“He wasn’t a selfish person either he always praised me and my friends that aren’t famous working with n-ggas flying to us and we always bonded over the fact that we both got to make hits with xxx during his journey here I just want everyone to be safe and think about ur life and family before u make delicious I love you man until we meet again brother @pnbrock thank you for everything.”
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PnB Rock was tragically killed during an armed robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles. Rock (real name Rakim Allen) was rushed to a local hospital before being pronounced dead at around 1:59 p.m. local time at the age of 30.
The “Selfish” artist was with his daughter and girlfriend at the time of the shooting. Police haven’t made any arrests as of press time.
There’s been an outpouring of love in the Hip Hop community with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, 21 Savage, Meek Mill and more paying tribute to PnB Rock.
Drizzy — whose 2011 Take Care album inspired Rock to start rapping — posted a photo of them partying together on his Instagram Stories, while Nicki described her “Fendi” collaborator as a “pleasure to work with.”
Meanwhile, Ice-T has said he’s done elaborating on Los Angeles gang culture in the wake of the fatal shooting of PnB Rock.
While the rap world mourned the untimely loss of yet another young rapper, Ice-T reaffirmed that L.A. gang culture is “not a game.”
“I’m done explaining LA Gang culture,” he tweeted. “MFs will not listen. It’s not a game.. At all.”