Producer JW Lucas is under fire for shocking comments made about Breonna Taylor.
As widely reported, the unarmed Black woman was shot multiple times in her home by police and there have been global calls for justice.
Yet, not all are in accordance. Namely JW.
Born John Wesley Lucas, the caucasian creative makes his living in Hip-Hop and has helmed hits for the likes of Black talent DaBaby, Pop Smoke, and Lil Uzi Vert.
However, comments he’s made has the community collectively raising eyebrows
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Lucas tweeted and deleted:
“Why is the world asking for justice for #BreonnaTaylor…of course she shouldn’t have lost her life…but do you realize that she was involved with multiple drug dealers who were using her house as a trap spot? If you sign up for that life there consequences.”
Initially, he seemed to stand by his sentiments and added:
“There has to be consequences for people selling crack or any hard drugs to our communities. I clearly stated that her dying was not acceptable. Having your house raided is part of those choices. I hope people can understand the intent behind my tweet.”
That didn’t stop the wave of anger levelled against him.
He issued the followed an apology after, saying:
“Some times pure intent can be the path to hell. One thing I’m not going let people say is that I am a racist. I fight for Black people every day of my life, my comment was designed to ask if this case is being politicized for political propaganda purposes and I was wrong to speak on it. I will really think twice before speaking moving forward and I will atone for my mistakes. I’m sorry for the ignorant timing and tone of my tweets”