(AllHipHop News) Maryland-based rapper Logic is from the same state where Baltimore resident Freddie Gray died from injuries suffered while in police custody. The controversial death of Gray led to protests and rioting in the city as well as six Baltimore officers facing criminal charges.
Logic was a recent guest on The Breakfast Club, and The Incredible True Story album creator discussed why he chose not to speak out in public about the Gray situation or the overall Black Lives Matter movement against police injustice.
“It’s horrible man. Every situation involving harm of another human being – it hurts my soul. Let alone something as ridiculous as race, religion, or sexuality,” stated Logic when asked about the killing of Gray. “Certain people hit me up and said, ‘You should say something. You should speak on it.’ They’re trying to push me. And it’s like, ‘Yo, I’m an entertainer.’”
He added, “Some people were like, ‘How come you didn’t say anything?’ Because my music is for those people who are out there fighting the good fight. When they go home frustrated, tired, and feeling like they want to take a life themselves – hopefully they can find peace and escape in my music and fight another day.”
Host Charlamagne Tha God then asked the DMV representative what he was doing for the Black Lives Matters movement. Logic replied, “I’m being me. I’m surviving motherf*cker. Sh*t, I’m half black. I’m part of this culture.”
Watch Logic’s interview below.