The NYC mayor makes this plea after his speech about the life and death of 18-year-old drill rapper Chii Wvttz who was gunned down in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
A day after giving an emotional speech on the death of 18-year-old drill rapper Jayquan McKenley, aka Chii Wvttz, New York City Mayor Eric Adams voiced his concern towards the violence that is glorified and promoted by drill rap. Chii was shot and killed in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the first week of February. In a press conference, held on Friday, February 11 the former police officer shared that earlier he had no idea of drill rap but he got to know it after his son shared a few videos with him.
A lot of rappers in the last few years lost their lives after they were shot and killed. Artist VNZA was murdered in Missouri back in June. Brooklyn rapper Supa Gates too faced a similar fate after he was shot multiple times at St John’s Place near Troy Avenue in Crown Heights on April 11. Chicago rapper KTS Dre too made the headlines after he was shot 64 times on his head and other parts of his body in July 2021. Bay Area rapper Mike Darole was another hip-hop artist who was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in May 2021. A Chicago drill rapper named Edai too was shot and killed after he was shot six times.