Vic Mensa Sheds Light On The Gun Arrest He Addressed On “10K Problems” In Op-Ed

Vic Mensa Sheds Light On The Gun Arrest He Addressed On “10K Problems” In Op-Ed

The Chicago rapper and activist frequently discusses how gun violence affects his hometown. Vic Mensa’s personal life has been heavily colored by guns and gun violence, and in a new piece written for Rolling Stone he called for a ban on assault rifles, while also providing insight into his 2017 arrest for gun possession in California. Mensa, who holds a concealed carry permit in Illinois, said that he was stopped while rushing to a doctor’s appointment and told the officer about the weapon, which led to his arrest. He claimed that it has since led to criticism about his vocal support of gun control. A paranoid state of mind, developed by a constant threat of violence in Chicago, led me to make a mistake in the state of California. I am currently paying the consequences. After bailing out, going to court and having my charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, I am now serving a sentence of two years of informal probation. I have since been labeled a hypocrite for speaking out on behalf of gun control, and had my point of view labeled irrelevant by the Right. On the recent track “10K Problems,” Vic rapped about the arrest and ensuing legal case: So I’m ridin’ round with the strap nigga Beverley Hills police pulling up on me cause I’m a black nigga Now I got this gun case, facing 1-5, a lawyer’s fees can’t pay my mama not to cry Surrounded by homicide, I got survivor’s […]

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