Celebrities React to Connecticut School Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary

Close to 30 children and adults were feared dead in Newtown, Connecticut, when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. As news of the tragic shooting broke, celebrities took to Twitter to express their disbelief and send condolences and prayers to the victims and their families.

Rihanna and Missy Elliott were heartbroken by the senseless murders, while Solange and Keri Hilson called for gun reform. As a father himself, Game shared his worries about his children’s safety at school.

Read some of the heartfelt messages below.

Kelly Rowland: I am truly heartbroken by the events unfolding in Connecticut. No family should have to experience the loss of a loved one due to an act of senseless violence. My prayers are with the victims and their families through this very tough holiday season.

Solange: I am so deeply saddened, and angry at what has happened at Sandy Hook in Newtown. New gun laws MUST happen. This is devastating.

Game: You can’t even send your kids to school without worries of something tragic happening these days… Condolensces to the parents in mourning.

Lil Wayne: Prayers for those in Connecticut…senseless.

Ameriie: Such a tragedy. There are disturbed ppl all around the world, but why does it happen so often in the U.S.? Is it us? Or our gun laws? Both?

Snoop Dogg: Sending love 2 the families in Connecticut for their tragic loss. 2day I bow my head in sadness

Keri Hilson: It’s time to re-evaluate those gun laws you spoke about, @BarackObama. Prayers for surviving children & families in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jay Sean: just heard about the tragic incident in Connecticut. it makes me ill to think there are such sick minded people that we have to live amongst

?uestlove: peace be with the parents. peace be with the traumatized children who witnessed this act. peace be with the teachers. bless us all.

Missy Elliott: #PrayersforSandyHookElementary this is devastating! So Traumatic for these kids and parents keep them in our Prayers!!!

Dawn Richard: Praying for Connecticut… This is horrible… #Wemustdobetter

Mack Maine: I can’t believe it and don’t understand it…..my prayers go out to the parents, families, classmates, teachers and innocent kids..Damm

Rita Ora: Wow this is horrific everybody in Connecticut the children my love and the bots love goes out to you #isthereanyhopeleft

Trey Songz: At a loss for words. We can only pray.

Lil’ Kim: I’m shocked and saddened to hear about this school shooting. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. #PrayForNewton

Asher Roth: This is really, really bad. Even the children that survived will be traumatized for life. Sending love to Newtown, CT.

Timbaland: these killings have to stop

Jordin Sparks: Those precious children…I will never understand the evil in this world. On my knees praying for those families. I am in tears.

Karrueche Tran: Shocked, heartbroken, and disgusted by the school shooting incident. What in the hell has this world come to?

Skylar Grey: This school shooting is horrible news…so heartbreaking. I don’t understand what compels someone to do that.

Rihanna: God have mercy!!!! No one deserves this! Praying for the families of the victims of the Connecticut shooting!! What a Christmas it will be

Tyler, the Creator: Damn. =( … Playing GTA Is Gonna Feel A Little Weird Right Now

LeToya Luckett: I am heartbroken after hearing about the elementary school shooting today. Praying for the families of all of the innocent children.

Kim Kardashian: In total shock over the school shooting in Ct! 18 children shot dead & 9 adults by a father of one of the kids! What has this world come to

Big Boi: What is this world coming to , such Evil and wickedness

Britney Spears: My heart is with the children and families of Connecticut today… #PrayForNewton

Karmin: Just can’t believe this. When will it stop? Please #PrayForNewtown

JoJo: I will NEVER understand such horrific violence. God help us all. Please pray for victims, loved ones, & all those affected by CT shooting.

Wale: Hol up… Wtf?!!!???? This is unreal … This is a sick world we live in

Teairra Mari: Prayers go out to the family & friends affected by the tragic school shooting in Newton, CT. May God comfort them during this time.

Shanell: 18 children and 28 people total dead at Ct. school shooting? So, so sad. My prayers are w/ everyone affected.

Eve: Truly sickened and saddened by the shooting in Connecticut. My heart and prayers go out to the parents and families of all those children.

Diddy: No words. So upset. My heart and prayers go out to all parents family and friends. Sooo sad. God pls help them threw this. GOD pls!

Bruno Mars: Sickened by this horrible news in Connecticut. My prayers are with those families.

Alicia Keys: My heart is so heavy right now as I think of these innocent children, teachers, their families and community…..



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82 Comments

  1. Chris

    Tyler …

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    OneDirectioners Reply:

    @Chris, What person makes plan to go to a school to kill children.its been 16 years since they was a massacare in the uk,im really thankful.

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    TheNotoriousDJC Reply:

    @Chris, he just says ignorant shit for exposure, better to just ignore it

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  2. Paul

    I don’t understand Rita Ora’s tweet.

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Paul,
    It’s a famous tweet. Doing it because everybody else is!!! KMT

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  3. CBE

    While its a tragedy what happened, Gun Laws have no bearing in the discussion but this will just help the agenda pushed by the US government to ban guns…What business do celebrities have in promoting Gun bans/Gun law evaluation? Mainstream Media will be all over this! the sad part is dozens of kids have to die but STOP PROMOTING THIS BULLSHIT while the US kills innocent children and people in the Middle East, when they report that I will keep my mouth shut.

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    HoodTRILL Reply:

    @CBE,

    stfu b! that sounds so stupid of you about the Gun Law, cos im pretty damn sure that countries with gun restrictions ain’t faced with such mass killings type of thing. Btw you have any idea what drugs and guns done did to our communities? do you?!

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    CBE Reply:

    @HoodTRILL, Listen Knobhead, Im from Switzerland and have friends in America who are pro Guns and I know more about your country just by reading your comment, In the EU sure gun restrictions is a common thing but here in Switzerland we hardly have shootings and we are allowed to carry guns under licence…your government is pushing an agenda to ban guns to have a defenceless populace so they can take away your rights! some of which are already gone, yes people die but you hear this all the time “PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE” A gun is a tool, go look at your state records…in the 50 states it shows less crimes are reported where there is less Gun restrictions( Look it up). People like you are common and maybe you were also on Twitter going on about something you know nothing about because other ignorant idiots were posting the same thing without research and the Media has you clueless sheep by the balls! LOOK AT YOUR CONSTITUTION! what does it say? thats your homework…comeback and tell me if its “Pro American” to ban guns.

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    Nathan Reply:

    @CBE, You need to focus on your own country and stop looking through the glass trying to interpret American affairs.

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    Music Reply:

    @Nathan, WHADDUP CANADA. seriously though, last massacre of 10 or more people happened in 1989. A clinging law made over 200 years ago has stuck with the nationalists of your country. that too, plus an expensive healthcare system neglects therapy to potentially ill citizens.

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    Music Reply:

    @Music, last massacre in Canada**

    From Tokyo Reply:

    @CBE, Guns are illegal in Japan (patrol cops don’t even carry firearms, nor do they need to); incidentally, Japan is the safest country in the world. Enough said.

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    Will Reply:

    @CBE, You are talking complete bollocks mate. Classic gun fanatic. In the UK we never have a fear of this shit and its ignorant f**kers like yourself that think that guns beings illegal is “taking away your rights”!! Oh please you need to have a serious reality check like a huge portion of the US population. If guns were illegal then you wouldnt need one to defend yourself because there wouldnt be any where near the amount of armed robberies. It’s just sense!!!!! How many tragedies does it take for Americans (and obviously some Swiss) to realise what the right thing to do is.

    If anyones seen Bowling for Columbine then i imagine the biggest idiots in the US (The NRA) will be holding a rally near the disaster and will be reinforcing everyones fears and stating that america needs more guns…..

    Such BS

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    MJL Reply:

    @Will, I can admit that there’s a lot of things wrong in this country that everyday, we refuse to take responsibility for and attempt to fix bring us to a better world. we point the finger and blame others though and continue to point the finger until someone looks in that direction. when tragedies like this happen, we’re all devastated by the event transpired. when it’s time to man-up, especially when we know what caused it, we don’t want to. praying for the victims and loved ones isn’t enough. we need to keep thinking of the people that die everyday and what we could do so that it doesn’t happen to someone else

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    MJL Reply:

    @CBE, last time I checked, it was also pro-American to care about the lives of every American

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    BLAH Reply:

    @HoodTRILL, THATS REAL THOUGH..PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY!

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  4. truth

    pray? how the hell will that help?

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    Mrunhateable Reply:

    @truth, that helps people thru difficult times. Why not pray? It doesn’t hurt or make matters worse

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    Ice Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, Exactly, prayer and the happy thoughts associated with it help to keep destructive thoughts from entering people’s minds. If the shooter had prayed more maybe he would have realized this was a bad idea before he did it.

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    truth Reply:

    @Ice, life is deeper than talking to invisible friends.

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    Tevin Reply:

    @truth, So simply because you can’t SEE something means it’s not real? LMFAO…ok.

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    truth Reply:

    @Tevin, false, when YOU CANT provide evidence for something, it does not exist. We are not able to “SEE” gravity but we can even a little kid can show you how it works….

    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @truth, HAVE FAITH IN GOD.

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    truth Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, which one?

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    nobody Reply:

    @truth, THEY’RE ONLY ONE GOD my friend

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    MJL Reply:

    @nobody, yet how many religions?

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    Heather Reply:

    @truth, Prayer is a powerful tool, you numbskull.

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    truth Reply:

    @Heather, in fairy tales….

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    Grant Reply:

    @truth, You must get your rocks off by being an ignorant troll.

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    Chauncey Reply:

    @truth, Just because something isn’t staring you in the face doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. We learned this in elementary school. Sorry you msised out.

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    truth Reply:

    @Chauncey, when YOU CANT provide evidence for something, it does not exist. We are not able to “SEE” gravity, even a little kid can show you how it works….Human rationality, sorry you do not have it.

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    tune Reply:

    @truth, dude just shut up and admit that ur an atheist

    Monkeyman Reply:

    @truth, Then please explain to me HOW you came into existence. If you consider yourself to be intelligent then explain how you got here. And if you say evolution, then explain how evolution came to be even possible. Explain the beginning.

    You don’t have to literally ‘see’ to believe in something, You just need to see with your minds eye. THINK!

  5. BobbyBorisovvv

    Tyler is trying to be funny?

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    miles Reply:

    @BobbyBorisovvv, Tyler’s Formspring:

    aye man are u gonna reference this shooting in a song? u probly are so im pumped haha

    Tyler’s Response: nah, i got a little 7 year old cousin and a 13 tear old sister. s*** is really sad. f**kkk

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    Rap* Reply:

    @BobbyBorisovvv,

    Hes just dumb.

    RIP to the kids. May god bless their families and friend.

    We need to go back to jesus bc this world is turning godless and worse everyday.

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  6. #BEENTRILL

    I REALLY HATE TYLER! HIS AN PU/K WITH NO HEART. AS FOR THE GAME & LIL WAYNE… STFU!!! YOU TWO ARE THE SAME P/SSYS TALKING ABOUT GUNS & VIOLENCE IN YOUR MUSIC – I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SAY ONE THING BUT DO THE NEXT!!!

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    Mrunhateable Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, actually u stfu cuz game and wayne have never rhymed about going to a school and shooting kids! Fall back, Denzel has portrayed a bad cop in training day so does that mean he’s a bad person that supports corrupt cops and shooting people?? No. It’s called entertainment idiot.

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    Ya Fav 1ne Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, AMEN!!!!

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Ya Fav 1ne,
    PRAYING FOR YOUR AVI THO! XO

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Mrunhateable,
    DENZEL? AINT NOBODY LOOKING FOR DENZEL! KMT… EDUCATE YOUR SELF AND READ I SAID GUNS AND VIOLENCE NOT KILLING KIDS AT SCHOOL! DAMN YOU AMERICANS REALLY LACK ATTENTION TO DETAIL – KMT!!! KEEP IT REAL HUN, WHAT I SAID WAS TRUE AND YOU REALLY NEED TO TEACH YOURSELF TO READ!!!

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    miles Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Tyler said on formspring that he was saddened because he has a cousin and sister that are in that age group. If you listen to his music Tyler The Creator rarely talks about gun violence. The only times he did was 1. he was talking about killing his dead beat father, 2: the song was about him commiting suicide

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @miles,
    HEY MILES! HIS TWEET IS IGNORANT AND RUDE – KMT! I DIDNT NOT INCLUDE TYLER REGARDING HIS MUSICAL CONTENT PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT! BYE NOW

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    miles Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Okay. Obviously rap-up wouldn’t have included his tweet in “heartfelt tweets”. but okay. And somebody else said something about his music. I just copied and pasted this to u

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  7. Wellalright

    Kim don’t even know what she’s talking about I hate when celebs just try to fit in smh. Rip though to the victims…

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    jackswagger Reply:

    @Wellalright, What gives you the impression she don’t know what she talking about? 19 kids did die you idiot. 29 total

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    Wellalright Reply:

    @jackswagger, she said by a father of one of the kids? No the shooter was a child of a teacher ya dumb ass.

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    Music Reply:

    @Wellalright, the shooter was one of the child’s fathers..

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    wow Reply:

    @Music, no he wasnt

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    No dubm ass Reply:

    @Wellalright, she tweeted this in the morning when the news said it was the father of one of the kids dam get your facts straight. RIP to all the kids who were killed who did not deserve this. I Hope the Shooter is burning in hell right now.

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  8. miles

    this was terrible. they were probably going to school happy it was friday and waiting on christmas gifts

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  9. Pereezy,YMCMB MMG, Hey haters╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮

    Then! They Must Stop Rhymin’ about Guns.
    WTF… If I Had a Chance I wud shot them Fu**kin’ Murderes in ‘em MothaF**kin’ faces.
    Lil Wayne: Prayers for those in Connecticut…senseless.
    My Heart is Shocked

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  10. NickiSlaysMe_

    OMFG , All Yall Needa Shut TF UP ! it’s Something Serious Like This That’s Just Happened And Yall Talking Abour What They Are Saying , Let Them Feel Sympathy The Way They Want ! We all know Tyler is not right , Like STFU ! I’m Tried Of Yall , Kids Just Lost There Life , & Your Arguing Over Tweets .

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    Pour Music LD Sodiler Reply:

    @NickiSlaysMe_, amen True that

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    MJL Reply:

    @NickiSlaysMe_, my thoughts exactly

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  11. Catalyst

    Well not the best moment, prayers go out to their families, but there’s a song u can relate..
    Listen Beanie Sigel’s Bang Bang Youth, it describes most situations including this perfectly..

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  12. williNalli

    #PrayForNewton

    #PrayForPeace

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  13. Hov

    people die everyday and go unnoticed so RIP to those people f*ck mainstream

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    Ewan Reply:

    @Hov, You are a heartless piece of shit. Regardless of what’s publicized and what’s not, lives were still taken. Grow up!!

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    bibi93 Reply:

    @Hov, Right!!

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  14. Morgan

    Heartbroken for these families. How screwed up do you have to be to look innocent children in the face and kill them?

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  15. BKnyGrinDin

    I remember as a kid always looking forward to Fridays. Cafeteria was serving pizza and only a few hours left until the weekend starts.

    SMH at that evil coward..

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  16. Dave Chappelle

    Has someone got in touch with Ja Rule? Wheres Ja Rule. We need to tell us whats going on so we can make sense of all this!!!

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  17. mmm..stfu

    Karruche doe?? didnt know she was a celebrity. @rap-up…to each its own

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    wole Reply:

    @mmm..stfu, who cares . u guys are fools

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  18. yup i said it

    i really dont like tyler

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  19. tune

    RIP to those victims, some people in these comments are crazy, hatin on wayne and game for showing sympathy, this really is a sick twisted world

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  20. bibi93

    usa=rip…

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  21. Kyle

    What a terrible tragedy. If a mass shooting can happen at a elementary school, it can happen ANYWHERE. What the fuck is this world coming to? I’m so disgusted right now by all this.

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  22. Tamar

    I don’t know. Tyler gives me such a bad vibe. I hope he wasn’t trying to be funny because that would be very, very disrespectful. R.I.P. to the victims.

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  23. Tina Knowles

    Beyonce cudnt take time out her damn schedule to do a RIP tweet?

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Tina Knowles,
    B/TCH DO PEOPLE HAVE TO ALWAYS PUBLICLY SHOW EMOTION – SO THE WORLD CAN SEE THEY CARE??? OH PLEASE THATS ATTENTION SEEKING…

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    HEY HEAUX Reply:

    Someone is proof reading her letter for spell check and grammatical errors, it will be up on her tumblr in a couple days.

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    MJL Reply:

    @Tina Knowles, I don’t see Elle Varner, Chrisette Michele, Big Sean, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Brandy, Serena Williams, etc. your point?

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  24. TheNotoriousDJC

    of course its vitally important to hear what celebrities have to say about this tragic incident

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  25. FreeYourMind

    My heart goes out to the family of the victims, may they R.I.P.!! To God they go!!

    Btw, why is Karrueche Tran’s tweet apart of the celebrity tweets? She’s not a reality star, artist, actress, or SUPERMODEL! I understand that her tweet is relevant in light of what happened but not as a celebrity tweet or has the title celebrity diminished and now includes on and off girlfriends of celebrities now?

    God Bless!!

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    wole Reply:

    @FreeYourMind,

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    wole Reply:

    @FreeYourMind, who cares u are so dumb to bring that up

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  26. yooooooooo

    what a devasating event :( prayers go out to all involved! I agree with keri and solange something NEEDS to be done with the gun laws/restrictions coz you dont see this shit going on in other countries

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    MJL Reply:

    @yooooooooo, the sad part is that the gun laws aren’t the only problem. As a whole, this country has a shitload of problems that it’s not willing to admit and they’re costing us everyday.

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  27. Pour Music LD Sodiler

    Man thing is gonna get worse what in the heck is this world coming into, Rip to those peoples (Childrens & Adluts)

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  28. Stre3t Danc@

    Off topic: Karrueche Tran is not a celebrity #thatisall

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