This week the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was taking place in Columbus, OH as the verdict for the Derek Chauvin trial was being read. As the celebration began, it quickly came to an end when people learned that the shooting of Ma’Khia was police-involved.
One person to express their enrage was LeBron James. He tweeted a photo of the officer responsible for killing Ma’Khia and said, “You’re Next #Accountability,” but later deleted the tweet and explained why.
He said, “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because it’s being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
As we previously reported, O.J. Simpson took the time to call out LeBron for his tweets and said, “You can’t fight every battle. You know, you got to pick your battles. It’s a war that must be fought but sometimes you need to take your time and be a little more patient before you comment on some of these bad incidents that are happening with police departments. LeBron should have waited.”
On Friday, Boosie came to LeBron’s defense and called out O.J. for calling out LeBron.
Boosie said, “O.J. Simpson, how the hell you gon tell LeBron to be quiet about speaking up for our race? You supposed to be speaking up for our race. I was cheering for you, we got you free. A black man got you free, the black community got you free. And you gon tell them to chill out? You need to chill out.”
He continued, “Get the f*ck off LeBron…next! You better chill out, you wrong man.”
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