Nicki Minaj led a conversation about the safety of rappers following the tragic death of PnB Rock.
At a press conference on Monday, Los Angeles Police Captain Kelly Muniz reported that a 30-year-old man was robbed and shot to death at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles in the city. .
Although Muniz did not name the victim, Los Angeles Times editors have since confirmed it was PnB Rock.
It was also claimed that Rock, real name Rakim Allen, had been at the restaurant with his girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang, who posted but later deleted an Instagram update about the meal.
Taking to Twitter after the sad news, Nicki paid tribute to the rapper, with whom she worked on the 2019 track Fendi.
“It was such a pleasure to work with him. Condolences to his mother and family. It makes me so sick. Jesus,” she began.
However, Nicki also encouraged hip-hop stars to be extremely careful when posting on social media, especially when it comes to their location or domicile. The Anaconda hitmaker also opened up about the February 2020 death of Pop Smoke, whose property was targeted by thieves after he and a friend posted about gifts they had recently received.
“People around these rappers earn so much. It’s time to start reminding them over and over again!!! At least TRY to put your foot down if you care! Tell them!!! You’re not loved like you mean it!!! You’re prey!!!! In a world full of predators!!!! What’s not clicking???!!! (sic),” the man continued. 39 years old. “Yeah. I’ll say what I want. As a RAPPER and as a MOTHER. I know first how these guys feel coming off the streets and then being able to provide for their mothers. My heart hurts for the MOTHERS OF THESE CHILDREN who tried to make something better in their lives!!! LET’S EDUCATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!”
To conclude, Nicki insisted that she would continue to work to spread the message.
“It’s never a bad time! If it saves ONE YOUNG RAPPER!!!! ONLY ONE!!!! THEN WE’VE DONE OUR JOB!!!!!” she added.
However, fellow rapper Cardi B took a different view and argued that she “strongly doubts” people are looking at Sibounheuang’s Instagram page.
“He was in a bad place and people are staying outside plotting. It’s very irresponsible and inconsiderate to blame her for something so tragic. We should send nothing but love to her and her family at this time,” she tweeted.
No arrests have been made following the death of PnB Rock.