Rap legend Nas offers his condolences and thoughts on the tragedy in South Carolina this week.
Vibe magazine caught up to the Queensbridge emcee asking about the shooting and killing nine people inside of Emanuel AME church in South Carolina.
“We don’t know who we’re around,” Nas says regarding the incident to Vibe. “Every day we’re walking around and we don’t know.”
Nas explains his hope on the identification of mental illness and cured from an early age to prevent incidences like this from happening again. Mental illness is not the only problem that America faces, the rapper says.
“How do we heal them today?” he says. “How do we make them more respectful of each other, no matter what race you are? Racism has rotten America. It’s been rotting America since America’s inception. This is a time, a very serious time that we are moving into 2015.”