Atlanta rapper Lil Baby is making a difference. Following a slew of protests across the country over the murder of George Floyd, he took to the streets of his home city and had a huge impact on a local politician.
Baby X Protests
Baby ran into a Georgia politician named Antonio Brown, who shared a deep and heartfelt message about meeting the hip-hop superstar. He noted Baby’s passion for the community and commended him.
“Met a dope dude named Dominique. A brother whose seen struggle but also recognizes his divine power to call forth all that he seeks in life. When we first met he showed up in a worn black t-shirt, some joggers and @balenciaga sneakers. No jewelry or entourage. His driver patiently waited outside while we talked for hours. I thought because everyone called him @lilbaby_1 that he would have this huge ego and only care about superficial sh*t. Instead he spoke about how much he loved business, fashion and lifting up his community. He’s only been rapping for 3 years and has completely dismantled an industry. The hood he grew up in and the projects that raised him made him baby. A rebel with a cause, disrupting with a purpose bigger than himself. ”
“The next day we marched down Mitchell Street with our fist in the air yelling – No Justice, No Peace as he leaned over and whispered in my ear, “this is what matters!” See he understood his calling was greater than the streets – it was to change the streets. To inspire the people to see beyond their environment and conditions that silently kept them unconsciously imprisoned. After marching for an hour, a white business owner brought out some waters to the crowd of walking protesters. As he was handing out the waters Lil Baby ran over to him and gave him $500. I looked up at him and smiled because if I was rich that’s something I would’ve done. As the protest came to an end, I watched in silent awe as @troubleman31 graciously walked up to him and greeted him like a King. It was inspiring to see one generation salute the next as they prepare to take their rightful place in Hip Hop.”
“Our generation is strong, we do not require someone to open a door for us because we understand our power to knock down any door that comes between us. When we speak we are casting spells, our tongue is powerful and through our vibrational energy are able to manifest into existence everything our spirit desires. Go forth into this world and live within the fullness of who God created you to be, and don’t let anyone tell you who you cannot be or what you cannot do. You are capable of ALL things, if you believe.” -Antonio Brown’s Instagram
Lil Baby also went to his Instagram to share a shot from the protests over the weekend. The pic includes the rapper posted up on a bike with a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.
“It’s A Bigger Picture … #blacklivesmatter” -Lil Baby’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Tuesday morning, Baby returned to social media to share the importance of voting. He urged followers to utilize the power of the ballot if you want change.
“Voting Is Power !! If We Want To Think About CHANGE We have To Start Using The Power We Have !! #govote” -Lil Baby’s Instagram
Before You Go
Baby isn’t rushing to the recording booth for just anyone in 2020. The hip-hop heavyweight recently revealed his disinterest in doing guest spots on other people’s songs. A few weeks ago, LB went online to share his new stance. Baby said unless he’s getting a major bag, he’s not going out of his way for collaborations.
“#lilbaby not doing features anymore” -SOHH’s Instagram