Common Thinks Chicago’s Local Officials Should Help the City Instead of President Trump
On Tuesday (Jan. 24), President Trump tweeted he'll "send in the Feds" if Chicago doesn't fix the "horrible carnage going on." Now, Common voices his opinion on the topic.
TMZ tracked down Common at LAX on Wednesday (Jan. 25), and the Chi-town rapper had a much more reasonable assessment of the violence in his hometown.
"For me, I feel like to help Chicago, you know, we've got to take care of our own," Common says. "Within the community, we've got to do things. It's a lot of people out there already organizing and doing things. We need our state and local people to do things."
The 44-year-old South Sider continues, saying that President Trump's mentality about Chicago is disruptive and unhelpful. "We need our stay-local people to do things," Common says." We don't need that type of mentality, so I am not focused on the president right now. I'm focused on helping the people in the city and how we can do it."
In case you missed it, Black Eyed Peas member Taboo, who is part-Native American, recently had words for the new president, as well. Additionally, be sure to check out a bunch of rap songs that fans have dedicated to President Trump. People chose tracks including YG's "FDT," Ice Cube's "No Vaseline" and Tupac Shakur's "Hit 'Em Up."
You can watch the Common interview above via TMZ. Additionally, you can scroll down to view President Trump's original tweet.
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