Hip Hop star PnB Rock is dead! Now, Should celebrities still wear their Jewelry in public?

Should celebrities wear their jewelry when they go out in public?

After the tragic death of PnB Rock, who was violently gunned down at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles for his jewelry. It makes people ponder the question. 

Should celebrities wear their jewelry when they go out in public? With the rise of senseless violence and music artists being shot and robbed of their jewels. 

It seems like it’s becoming a dangerous job to be a music artist in the industry. What was once looked at as a prominent lucrative means to escape poverty is seemingly now becoming a death trap. 

I myself have been writing and recording music my entire life, working year after year to solidify my spot in the culture of Hip Hop. But recently, I’m slowly losing the feel of trying to get into the music industry. 

I’m deeply saddened at the way criminals devalue the lives of other human beings. I can’t wrap my mind around how someone can take a life for a piece of jewelry.

 I strongly suggest celebrities in any field take the necessary precautions to protect themselves when they go out in public. I know we should be able to enjoy the fruits of our labor and celebrate our accomplishments and success with our loved ones. 

However, society is hindering us from doing that as criminals plot malicious attacks against hard-working citizens to strip them of their precious gems.

Ice- T, fed up with the violence took to social media on Twitter to express his outrage stating “I’m done explaining LA Gang culture… MFs will not listen. It’s not a game.. At all.” Ice-T would go on further to say “People are still hitting me up about my comments about LA Gang culture.If you NOTICE, LA rappers don’t wear a lotta Jewelry… Me, Snoop, Cube, Dre, Game, Kendrick..The list goes on.. It’s not cause we’re broke. LA is just a Dangerous place,rapper or not. Why test the streets”

Cardi B would send out a tweet addressing the backlash that PnB Rock’s girlfriend was receiving for posting a picture of their location on Instagram. “I highly doubt nikkas was looking at PMB’s babymom IG. He was in a bad location and people stay outside plotting. It’s very irresponsible and inconsiderate to blame her for something so tragic. We should be sending nothing but love to her and his family at this time.”

With the violent deaths of known high-caliber artists such as PnB Rock, Pop Smoke, Young Dolph, and Nipsey Hussle. It feels like people are becoming desensitized to these brutal crimes as it has become a normal thing that we see transpiring month after month.  

The constant verbiage that I hear from community leaders saying things have to change is becoming redundant. Will stricter gun laws help cement the change that we are looking for or is it just another pebble thrown in the large ocean of suggestions to stop crime? 

Either way, families are being destroyed daily and the grief is becoming unbearable as we try to make sense of something that doesn’t look like it will get better anytime soon. So, I ask the question again. Should celebrities wear their jewelry when they go out in public?

Lacey G Souldier Turner
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