Sad news as the Chicago Tribune is reporting that OTF/Def Jam artist Lil Durk was arrested earlier today in Chicago for having a loaded .40-caliber pistol. Durk was on his way to completing parole for a previous gun charge that was due to end in July. He is expected in Cook County Criminal Court tomorrow for his bond hearing.
I have to say that reading that Tribune article was really annoying. The media never really address the reasons that culminate in most young black men that live in Chicago believing that they have to carry weapons in order to feel safe in their own neighborhoods. Famous or not. Instead they are quick to villify him, and others, making it known that he associates with other menaces to society like Chief Keef. Rehashing memories of Lil Jojo's death, which is still an open investigation.
I am in no way defending his crime, I'm actually rather disappointed in him myself as I am more a fan of Durk than I am of Chief Keef. At the same time, I can't help but see the other angles involved in this case and am hoping for the best.
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