Roddy Ricch Urges LA To End ‘Senseless Violence’ After PnB Rock Murder | Popgen Tech
Following the tragic death of PnB Rock, who was robbed and shot last week in South Los Angeles at the age of 30, Roddy Ricch is calling on his city to end “senseless violence.”
The Compton rapper took to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday to encourage LA to “do better.”
“NO! I usually try to mind my own business and let the world spin but we have to do better,” wrote 23-year-old Roddy. “It’s too much senseless violence. Too much opportunity and motivation to take on things that other people work hard for. It’s too much of a life to live to take someone else down. I love my city but we can’t go on like this. Before you know it, there will be no one left to take or kill.”
The hitmaker concluded, “Let’s stay on point stay aware and find better ways to continue to pursue our dreams because this shit turns into ALL NIGHTMARES.”
Roddy’s statement comes a week after his “Evolved” collaborator PnB Rock was shot while eating at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles with his girlfriend. The suspect robbed PnB of his jewelry and valuables, before shooting the Philadelphia native multiple times. The killer is still at large.
In a statement shared on Instagram amid a flood of tributes to PnB, the late artist’s label Atlantic Records called his death a “senseless loss.”
“PnB Rock was more than an artist,” the label wrote. “For many, Rakim Allen was a great friend. He was also a wonderful father to two beautiful girls. This news is heavy on our hearts and we are all hurting because of this senseless loss.”
At June’s Something in the Water Festival, Roddy paid tribute to fallen rappers Juice WRLD, Nipsey Hussle, Drakeo the Ruler, and Lil Keed while performing “Die Young,” asking on the chorus, “Tell me, why legends always want. die quickly?”
A week earlier, Ricch missed his Governors Ball performance in New York after being arrested on weapons possession charges, which were dropped shortly after.