Philadelphia was hit by a string of deadly violence Tuesday, and the tragedy struck hometown rapper Meek Mill close to home. Five people reportedly died as a result of multiple stabbings and shootings that occurred throughout the city and one of them was Meek’s 21-year-old cousin Angelo Colon, Philly.com reports.
Meek took to Instagram to honor his cousin, posting #RIPLO, before venting his frustration with the violence that continues to plague his and other cities. Meek said in the post, “My mission is to save my family from these streets and change the mind frame of all my lil cousins growing up in it!!!”
His decision in July to stop creating violent music following his upcoming album, Dreamchasers 3, is a good start to that mission. See his vow and rationale below:
SOURCE: Philly.com | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram, Getty