IDK says that people are wrong for coming after Kendrick Lamar for his current silence when he has historically spoken on race issues in America.
Kendrick Lamar is the last person that people should be getting at for remaining silent during the recent protests for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and more. Throughout his career, he has released political statements in his music. His stance on such issues has been made abundantly clear and we all know he's the type of person to run plays behind the scenes without really announcing them. So, why are people coming for him on social media?
With all the social unrest happening, many expected Kendrick Lamar to have made a statement on social media, addressing where he stands on police violence and racial inequity. Some are surprised that he has not spoken up. However, his silence should not be taken as inactivity.
IDK used his own platform to stand up for the rap superstar, telling people to focus on bigger issues.
"People coming for Kendrick Lamar like we don’t know he’s a person that does alot but says little," said IDK. "I trust he’s making shit happen behind the scenes."
For the last several days, music fans have called on Kendrick, J. Cole, Kanye West, and others to make public statements about what's been going on. Kendrick and Kanye have been quiet throughout this all, while Cole was literally on the frontlines the other day, protesting in North Carolina.
Let's not shame somebody who has historically done so much for the black community just because he's silent right now when we already know he doesn't agree with how POCs are treated in America.