Rappers React To Breaking News Of Osama Bin Laden's Death
A variety of rappers reacted to the breaking news that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed.
United States President Barack Obama hosted a press conference from the White House tonight (May 1st), revealing that Osama Bin Laden had been killed today in a compound in AbbottÄbad, Pakistan during a firefight.
"Tonight I can report to the American people and the world the United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama Bin Laden," President Barack Obama said. "Today, at my direction, the U.S. launched a targeted operation against that compound. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed."
The news quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, where a number of rappers commented on the bombshell news, which comes almost 10 years after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
"Osama dead!?!" Lupe Fiasco tweeted. "Afghan operation done now!?? Now kill wack schools and US imperialism." Â
"USA is at it again, number one in the rankings of killing championships. Stealing the gold in the murder Olympics and the crowd goes wild!" Public Enemy rapper Chuck D. tweeted.
Chamillionaire was in the recording studio when the news broke.
"I'm watching CNN just like y'all except I'm in the studio waiting. I just burned like 2 songs worth of time for the announcement."
Black Eyed Peas' frontman will.I.am was traveling abroad when he heard the breaking news of Osama Bin Laden's death.
"I'm in Korea right now watching CNN and I just heard Osama Bin Laden is dead," will.I.am tweeted.
Rap mogul Jermaine Dupri said may need a little more convincing regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden.
"They are saying Bin Laden is dead, I need to see the body," Jermaine Dupri tweeted.
While Bin Laden's death will be viewed as a victory in the war on terror, experts believe that al-Qaeda's ideology, and active cells, still pose a threat to security throughout the world.
"So I just landed and heard this Bin Laden news," Just Blaze tweeted. "That's cool and all but I feel like this is only gonna rile them al-Qaeda boys up crazy…Like 'Oh you just killed the boss? OK check this out. We's blown up evvvvverything! Hide ya kids hide ya wife!"
Slaughterhouse member/veteran Detroit MC Royce da 5'9 was cavalier about the news.
"Don't nobody care about no Bin Laden death," Royce tweeted.