Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco, and Keri Hilson
5.2.2011

Stars React to Osama bin Laden’s Death

After the breaking news of Osama bin laden’s death, Twitter was flooded with reactions from people across the world. The hip-hop and R&B community weighed in with its thoughts on the historic moment. Some were beaming with pride, others anxious about the future, and a few even skeptical. Read a selection of tweets—from Rihanna and Keri Hilson to Lupe Fiasco and Game.

Lil Jon: BIN LADEN IS THE NEWS!! THEY GOT HIS BODY! WOW!

Maxwell: for the victims, the soldiers & the families who suffer loss or wait even now for the return of loved ones #THANKYOU

Lupe Fiasco: Now kill poverty, wack schools, and US imperialism…

D. Woods: How do they know Bin Laden is dead when they could find his ass for 10 damn years

Jermaine Dupri: THEY SAYIN BEN LADEN IS DEAD, I NEED TO SEE THE BODY

Jazmine Sullivan: say what now??? osama was at the corner store and got shot? what happened yall?? i just came in the house.

Fabolous: When they 1st told me Osama died, 1st thing I said was “Word, I jus seen Osama”..

Pusha T: OBAMA KILLED OSAMA!!!!!!!!

Chrisette Michele: Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh My Goodness.

Shanell: so now can the gas prices go down?

?uestlove: I hope those rejoicing can hear O’s words that to engage in anti Islam/Muslim rhetoric is missing the point

John Legend: Peace and love to everyone worldwide. Bin laden responsible for deaths of so many outside of the US as well

Lady Gaga: Just landed. Watching CNN, what a historical moment in the fight against hatred.

Game: Bin Laden gone….they n!gga DEAAAAD (@kanyewest voice)

Katy Perry: AMERICA FUCK YEAH, HERE TO SAVE THE MOTHER FUCKIN DAY YEAH! … I believe in justice… but don’t u think that an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind? …But in general (& then after this I’ll go back to being an opinion less popstar) It is a GREAT day 4 America & I’m PROUD 2 b an American!

Big Boi: They must be passin out free gas cards in front of the white house…them motherfuckaz crunk

Lloyd: We should never celebrate the death of another. Especially thru violence. Be happy tht some things hv come to an end, but lets be God-minded

Kelly Rowland: Let’s all continue to pray for world peace.

Timbaland: dang they killed him 4real

Keri Hilson: Woke up to great news!! I only wish we could hear Osama Bin Laden speak now. I’m not happy he’s “dead” but I am happy that justice prevails. … I don’t know about you, but I’m stayin prayed UP!! A lot has been happening on this dear earth at an unusually frequent pace.

Ciara: OBAMA!!! God Bless America!

Snoop Dogg: Rip to everybody who was taken on 911. Let the troops bac home n lower gas prices let’s live happily ever after!! Bring the soldiers bac home asap! They r missed! We love how they fight for us now let’s fight for them!!

Nick Cannon: “OBAMA GOT OSAMA!”

LeToya Luckett: They done fount the Lil homie & dropped bombs! *cues bombs over Baghdad by Outkast*

Busta Rhymes: We r living in the middle of & witnessing very interesting times. Pay close attention 2 everything but also read btwn the lines…

Adrienne Bailon: Feeling anxious.

Solange: Im anxious….

Rihanna: Rumpupupum Rumpupupum Rumpupupuuum #ManDown

Ashanti: Many blessings of comfort & closure to the families touched by 9/11.

Monica: As I say Goodnight, Im Praying 4 our Country, our troops,our president & our people as a whole. God is still in control God Bless America

Nicki Minaj: God bless the troops.