Migos rapper Quavo spoke about combating the issue of gun violence during the Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington last Wednesday (September 20).
The rapper, who had previously met some big and powerful politicians including Vice President Kamala Harris to voice his concerns about gun violence, said during his speech at the conference that his nephew Takeoff‘s death convinced him to speak up about the issue.
“I feel like your calling comes at the least expected times,” said Quavo. “You don’t think nothing is going to happen,” he continued. “I need to step up to the plate and hit a homerun. I have to do something about it, so it won’t happen to the masses – especially in our culture. I don’t want this to happen to the next person. I want to knock down these percentages.”
“We need to do better with the control of guns,” Quavo added. “We need to figure out how do we keep these types of incidents from happening to people going anywhere and thinking they can hurt somebody where it shouldn’t happen.”
Others present in the discussion panel last week were Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Rep. Lucy McBath, and Greg Jackson of the Community Justice Action Fund.
Quavo arrived at the conference along with his mother Edna Marshall and sister Titania Davenport, the mother of Takeoff, who was fatally shot outside a Houston bowling alley last year.
The rapper attended the conference as a representative of his Rocket Foundation, created in memory of Takeoff.
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