Hip-Hop Reacts to Osama bin Laden’s Death

Late last night, President Barack Obama announced that the United States had found and killed longtime terrorist Osama bin Laden. The Al Qaeda leader, who masterminded the biggest terrorist attack against the United States of America in 2001, apparently resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea.

The decade-long pursuit elicited a wide array of responses as countless people gathered outside the White House, in Times Square and at Ground Zero, where the planes that killed thousands of people crashed, waving American flags and chanting.

But the streets of New York and Washington, D.C., weren’t the only places people took to let their voices be heard. Members of the music industry, including rappers, producers and DJs, took to Twitter to express their thoughts, with tweets ranging from serious and skeptical to playful and even exciting in tone.

Check out some of the messages below.

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  • RahRah

    OBAMA KILLED OSAMA!!!!!!!!

    Pusha T…..lmao

    • http://facebook Tim

      He killed Osama,but he didn’t kill all MUSLIMS!WE ARE STILL ALIVE!SUCK O………

  • Tim

    Lupe should work on killing his wack albums first.

    • will

      How is Lupe using anything for a publicity stunt? Since you are wise as the old owl, Tell me how is he using or whatever it needs be? Maybe you wanted to be the one to voice your own opinion, instead of him! Right? Lost souls need to be save instead of trying to tear down a soul that is found. and just because bin laden is or dead as said, we still have the same shit, same attitudes, and same attributes as any other race. instead of always tearing down somebody, build with your mind, instead of tearing it down with your thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!

      • will

        my comment was to the avenger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    The comments go along with their music. Shout outs to Styles P, Fabalous, Chuck D and the other who see btwn the lines.

  • avenger xl

    F@CK! Lupe fiasco and self righteous rants mixed with publicity stunts. What the hell is he doing with his power for the wack schools in the area he came from at least? To even attack poverty we need a more educated consumer based that isn’t lead around by the nose by emotions like the ones faux news and on the other end of the spectrum lupe fiasco gin up. If this one president managed to come in office and change the whole way things have been done in few months then I would beleive the religious zealots and their end times crying. Our system does not turn on a dime and I just don’t know why all of these idiots think you can just say hey this guy will change everything just because his campagin used the buzz word as its center piece. lupe stick to being a d bag and save your empty politcal dribble for another time.

    pseudo jail house muslim intellect go figure

  • Adamantium Hands

    Lupe Made some good points but is a lil off base. He is 1 angry dude.

  • jamesoshea91

    as usual wiz is so high hes like 5 days behind everyone else.

  • DefJE

    Wow. looks like rappers really should just stick to music. They almost all sound like compete idiots when they talk about anything else.

  • The Great Spade

    LMFAO@ Jean Grae

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    I cant believe how ignorant some some of these tweets are, how someone be sooo rich yet soooo stupid. The dude is dead d-e-a-d. They used facial recognition, and the seals got his ass, they dont fuck around. Whats really sad is some of these stupid ass celebrities are saying negative shit, but forgot about all the people who lost their lives over this fuckin monster.
    Only in America do people have such short memories.

    • runningunnin-gunninrunnin

      Uhh, dude, intelligance is NOT an indicator of wealth; as should be more than obvious. “I cant believe how ignorant some some of these tweets are…” Kinda like the kettle calling the pot black, am I wrong? Ohhh, so THEY used facial recognition, huh? How about after that double tap to the left side of his head, do ya think his face was still recognizable? Its okay, we’ll just wait till after the autopsy; shit, nevermind, the body is at the floor of the indian ocean. THEY would never decieve us, nope; well, not all of us. Dont feel to bad, you had one accurate statement-”seals… dont fuck around.” Seriously, read a book!

      • greg

        if he’s not reading out loud and no ones looking over his shoulder to correct his pronunciation or tune him into the definitions of words, reading a book won’t do shit

  • $yk

    security is on full alert…watch what you type…

    that is all

  • Stupid

    Some of the shittiest comments I’ve read about it. Rappers need to stay to their music, especially Lupe. This nigga thinks he’s highly intelligent and stuff, I’m still laughing at the fact that he never said something intelligent in public.

  • Beantown Reppin

    Now, I am not a supporter of killing anyone and with all due respect to the comments of Chuck and Russ but killing this dude is justified thousands of times over…If you promote hate and commit uncountable murders you should die. Period. Fuck it, I’m not anti Islam or Muslim at all, but I’m fully against terrorism and bin Laden got what he deserved, what applies for most humans does NOT for him. So I’m overjoyed he is dead but do not feel any safer. There is much more work to be done.

  • Beantown Reppin

    Correction: My first line contradicted itself…for the record I do not consider Osama a person, killing is not justifiable in most cases, this is an exception.

  • Kev

    Remember ‘Pac: “Killing ain’t fair but somebody gotta do it”..

  • oskamadison

    Questlove, Chuck D, Donnis and Kay Slay all said the realest shit. Lmao @ Jean Grae.