New York City’s new mayor, Eric Adams, wants to do something about the recent increase in murders and killings involving drill rappers. He believes there is a direct link between drill rap’s content and the murders and shootings that have resulted as a result of it. “I had no idea what drill rapping was,” Adams remarked at a lecture on Friday. “But I phoned my son, and he brought me some videos, and it is scary.” As a possible answer, he proposed banning drill rap videos on social media.
“We are going to pull together the social media companies and sit down with them and state that ‘you have a civic and corporate responsibility,” Adams said. “We pulled Trump off Twitter because of what he was spewing,” he added. “Yet, we are allowing music, displaying of guns, violence. We are allowing it to stay on these sites, because look at the victims. We are bringing them in, we are going to show exactly what is being displayed and we are alarmed by it. We are alarmed by the use of social media to really over proliferate this violence in communities.”
Adams’ comments come after Fivio Foreign shut down the idea that drill rap is the cause of violence in New York City. “This the drill community, and I know like, the police and everybody be looking at n****s like n****s is starting trouble, but niggas ain’t really starting trouble,” he told TMZ . “They tryna feed they kids.”