Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco Weigh In on Colorado Theater Shooting

Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco

As the world continues to reel from last week’s movie theater massacre, members of the hip-hop community are weighing in on the tragedy. Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco were both asked about the shooting spree at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, that left 12 dead and 59 injured. Here’s what they had to say.

During an interview with 106 KMEL, Rozay called the killings “senseless” and offered his condolences to the victims’ families.

He watched the alleged suspect appear in court on Monday. “He think he in a movie,” said Ross. “As I watched him today sit in the courtroom, now he dizzy. Now he dazed. But all the pictures and everything that was leading up to the event, he smiling and doing this and that. Don’t be dazed now. We need you to be focused when this come down on you.”

Rozay believes his strange behavior could be a tactic. “It could be one of his approaches to his defense,” he said. “He gonna act like he don’t know what was going on, but that ain’t gonna help you on this one.”

While Lupe Fiasco sympathizes with the victims, he also called attention to other events going on across the country. “It’s getting a lot of attention. But, I also hope that, as much attention that the media is giving that tragedy, they’re doing the same in New Orleans, and they’re doing the same in New York, and they’re doing the same in Chicago,” the Chi-town native told JAM’N 94.5.

He continued, “That’s happening every weekend. Not at the movies; just every weekend. Twenty people are getting killed here. Fifteen people are getting killed here. It’s happening weekly—and you don’t hear about that at all.”

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24 Comments

  1. Kev

    @Ross u think u in a movie too nigga. This nigga done watch Goodfellas too many times. But I agree I think dude trying to get off easier by claiming insanity.

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Kev,
    LMFAOOOOOOO

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    ya-padre Reply:

    @Kev, i like how your dumbass seems to think rick ross will reply to you.

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  2. Jake

    All right, Rick, what the hell was up with that Trayvon Martin verse you dropped in Usher’s song?

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  3. Miles

    Sorry, no offense but i laughed when I first read the headline. “Rick Ross WEIGHS in”

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    LMFAO_Hoe Reply:

    @Miles, LMFAO!!

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    ewpio Reply:

    @Miles, hmm but that’s not even what it says. nice try though.

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    Miles Reply:

    @ewpio, it deffinately does say “Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco Weigh In”

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    YSa Dwanne Oliune Reply:

    @Miles, LOL

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    Ice Reply:

    @Miles, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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    Child Please Reply:

    @Miles, ***DEAD***

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    ya-padre Reply:

    @Miles, how can it be not offensive when you were being offensive?

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  4. SMH at your life

    I’m going to need lupe fiasco to stop being politically correct all the time. he really doesnt know how to control his mouth sometimes.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @SMH at your life, he’s right…he’s speaking the truth…what’s so wrong about him telling reporters to focus on not just ONE event such as this, but focus on ALL the other over-looked massacres that get no attention?!?!

    This type of thing happens all the time, but this is getting so much notoriety because it happened during a showing of a summer blockbuster movie.

    Crime rates will stay high in ghettos and in impoverished neighborhoods because there’s so many that aren’t being reported, broadcasted, and getting no type of publicity that will bring better awareness to those areas.

    We live in such an unjust society and it’s sad that only a small fraction of crimes of this caliber get selected every so often to make headlines.

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  5. Ice

    For some reason I can’t stand Lupe as a person, he acts all political and rebellious but when he’s asked about a specific issue and why he’s for/against it he makes a fool out of himself. Just answer the question instead of trying to make it seem like it’s not as important as something else. We know it’s happening every day, but that doesn’t mean the media shouldn’t give this incident any less attention than it’s getting.

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Ice,
    U mad, _/

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    Rasan8250 Reply:

    @Ice, Want a different answer ask a different person. Why people get mad when they ask somebody a question and they don’t give you the answer you want.

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    Miles Reply:

    @Ice, Lupe is nothing but right. If we focused this same attention on evry single murder like this crie wuldnt be nearly as high

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  6. kanye west

    lol does a mass shooting happen every weekend in Chicago and New York, GTFO Lupe!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @kanye west, he’s not saying just in those areas…but he’s saying that it’s happening every weekend, somewhere, especially in major metropolitan areas such as those he listed…

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  7. YSa Dwanne Oliune

    They Both Right about that

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  8. TheDreamer

    Lupe spoke the truth.

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  9. Ramon

    Lupe is a damn fool. PERIOD. Can’t ever just take the straight and narrow … it’s always some controversy with him. They ask about the COLORADO shooting and he really doesn’t even answer the question DIRECTLY. Dude is talented, but he’s a douche.

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  10. Jasen

    Y’all are ridiculous.
    You mean to tell me the fact that this type of mass killings, while not all in a movie theatre, happen all the time. Especially in his home of Chicago.

    Hell I live in Boston and ten people been killed or died from some violent act in the last 5 days.

    Y’all are.literally out of touch with life if not answering an obvious question and shedding light on a bigger issue is wrong.

    Now if he didn’t use his “star power” for things you’d say something else. You can never please peoplw

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