Atlanta rapper Killer Mike isn’t ready to start getting his barbers ready to report to work. The hip-hop veteran has stepped up to announce he’s not rushing to open the doors to his Swag Shop barbershop when Georgia begins its reopening of businesses this week.
Killer Mike Won’t Open His Barbershop Just Yet
Mike went to his social media pages to explain his decision. Instead of cashing in on customers wanting cuts, KM said he didn’t want to put his staff or clients in potential COVID-19 danger.
Killer Mike says he won’t be opening his Swag Shop barbershops in Atlanta on Friday after some businesses can open back up: “As business owners, we were and are concerned. So, I’m excited. But, our first concern is the safety of our employees and our customers.” -SOHH’s Twitter
Diddy, Bun B, T.I. + More Speak Out On Georgia
This week, social media has erupted with hip-hop artists sharing their personal issues with places like Georgia and Texas getting close to opening up businesses. Rap veterans Diddy and Bun B shared news reports showing an interest in putting the economy over human lives.
“#Truth God bless Atlanta” -Diddy’s Instagram
“Atlanta: YKWTFGO” -T.I.’s Instagram
“When RIGHT IS WRONG BUT IT’S RIGHT ——-” -Wack 100’s Instagram
“All My ATL comrades stay discipline —- Do NOT run out in the street when the light turns green. Shit is still red bodied still dropping DONT be the test dummy PLEASE”
“bunb If you don’t know that they valued money over people before, you have to know now. It’s not a conspiracy if they flat out tell you the plan.” -Bun B’s Instagram
“Welp. “There are more important things than living” Noted! His words, not mine. All my Texas people stay safe.” -Jeezy’s Instagram
“Red state” -2 Chainz’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
On Monday, Georgia governor Brian Kemp broke massive news. He revealed his state’s rollout for businesses including restaurants to reopen under social distancing requirements.
The governor’s order will allow gyms, bowling alleys, salons and some other indoor facilities closed under his shelter in place order to resume operations by Friday if they comply with social distancing requirements and meet other safety standards. And restaurants, which were banned from in-person dining, will be allowed to reopen on April 27 if they meet guidelines his office will release later this week. Theaters will also be covered by those new standards. Bars and nightclubs will stay shuttered. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Before You Go
Recent reports claimed Georgia had hit its peak in deaths caused by coronavirus. However, initial projections claimed it wouldn’t be reached until next month.
The model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now shows that Georgia passed its peak for virus-related deaths April 7, and hospitals may have reached their peak demand on resources last week. Earlier projections showed those milestones would not be reached until early May, after Gov. Brian Kemp’s original stay-at-home order was scheduled to expire April 30. (WSB-TV)