‘I’m glad y’all cud not hit the side of a barn’: Killer Mike says shooters who damaged his Atlanta-area barbershop should reconsider life choices
Killer Mike has spoken out after a shooting left his Atlanta barbershop damaged.
The rapper/activist, 45, expressed his relief in an Instagram post that no one was apparently hurt in the violent incident – that left his establishment, Killer Mike’s Graffitis SWAG Shop, boarded up and with broken glass all over the place.
South Fulton police spokesman Lt. Jubal Rogers told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officers were summoned to the area after receiving reports of gunshots as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The latest: Killer Mike, 45, has spoken out after a shooting left his Atlanta barbershop with damage, saying he was relieved no one was hurt in the senseless violence. He was snapped earlier this month in Atlanta
‘Upon arrival, several businesses and vehicles appeared to have been struck by gunfire,’ Rogers told the paper, adding that ‘there were no reported injuries from this incident’ and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The Atlanta native, whose full name is Michael Santiago Render, noted the multiple horrors avoided since there were no apparent shooting victims in the incident, which took place alongside Roosevelt Highway.
‘Please consider what would have happened if one of y’all actually hit one another,’ the Run the Jewels artist said. ‘The jail, the lawyer fees, the funeral cost and two black families loss. I’m glad y’all cud not hit the side of a barn with a shot gun cuz this am y’all all are alive.’
The barbershop was closed at the time amid an ongoing renovation, and its reopen has been pushed back to repair damages sustained in the shooting.
The incident left his establishment, Killer Mike’s Graffitis SWAG Shop, boarded up and with broken glass all over the place
Background: The barbershop was closed at the time amid an ongoing renovation, and its reopen has been pushed back to repair damages sustained in the shooting
Remnants: Broken glass and debris were swept into piles in the wake of the shooting
‘It was not a personal attack,’ he said in the social media post, adding that he was ‘not upset as property can be replaced.’
He added: ‘I am sorry to my customers as this will continue pause the re launch of the OG SWAG Shop barber Shop & store.’
The A.D.I.D.A.S. artist has been an outspoken advocate in politics, endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders in his presidential bids and speaking out last year amid both social unrest and the move to quell the coronavirus pandemic.
Workers were busy inside the establishment reorganizing things following the shooting
The rapper said he was ‘not upset as property can be replaced’
Icons: The rapper posed with Outkast’s Big Boi on Monday outside of the barbershop
In a piece he penned for the newspaper in the wake of the George Floyd killing, he wrote, ‘What we are seeing is a passionate cry for justice, a cry that is neither timid nor uncertain, a cry that is conveying in the strongest sense possible that we will wait no longer.
‘While it is not my place to determine how and when oppressed people raise dissent, I am hoping that, in all we do, we will connect with the grassroots groups in our respective communities that our fighting for Black lives.’