The Game & Snoop Dogg Invite Gang Members Out For Peace Summit In Los Angeles
It’s not denying that The Game and Snoop Dogg are perhaps the most visibly diligent of the rappers promoting peace in wake of ongoing violence.
Following the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille and the Dallas shooting recently, the West Coasters tackled another issue in the scope of gun violence in Los Angeles Sunday (July 17).
The Compton native spread the word via Instagram early Sunday morning, inviting gang leaders and member for an open dialogue on effort to increase peace within neighborhoods.
“I want to extend the invitation to all CRIPS, BLOODS, ESE’s & all other gang members, major figures & GANG LEADERS from every hood in our city as well as the surrounding cities to our meeting 11am this morning,” Game wrote.
Touted as a forum to have “the much needed conversation amongst ourselves about our influence on the youth in our respective neighborhoods,” Game didn’t shy away from what he called the “sad truth no one wants to face.”
“Before we can get OUR LIVES TO MATTER to anyone else… We have to show that OUR LIVES MATTER to US,” he wrote.
Good morning world. I hope everyone slept well….. Los Angeles, on behalf of myself @SnoopDogg, & the honorable @louisfarrakhan I want to extend the invitation to all CRIPS, BLOODS, ESE’s & all other gang members, major figures & GANG LEADERS from every hood in our city as well as the surrounding cities to our meeting 11am this morning, July 17th at 8039 S. Vermont Ave Los Angeles, California 90044 to have the much needed conversation amongst ourselves about our influence on the youth in our respective neighborhoods & how we can serve as better role models to them & the brothers we stand beside daily…. Because the sad truth that no one wants to face is, before we can get OUR LIVES TO MATTER to anyone else… We have to show that OUR LIVES MATTER to US !!!! WE have been responsible for more of the KILLING of ourselves than anyone else by a long shot & the percentages in which BLACK on BLACK, BLACK on BROWN, BROWN on BLACK, BROWN on BROWN murders are so fucking high verses any other killing of us that it is disgusting & this needs to be addressed & laid to rest !!!!! Don’t think we can’t change it & better ourselves, lead by example & make our city a safer place for our children…. Because together, WE CAN !!!! I’m asking everyone who will attend: DO NOT bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don’t need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons or you will respectfully dealt with & REMOVED from the building… We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I’m calling ALL GANGS, of ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED SUNDAY !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized Sunday… ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER… I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! LET’S do the opposite of what we’ve been doing & show the world that we are MORE than the problem… Thank you – Game
Even with short notice, Game and Snoop saw a good turnout. According to another Instagram post, they reached capacity.
For those who couldn’t get in because of the amazing turn out… We got a huge screen for them to take part in what’s going out out here… It’s beautiful out here today people & together we are going to makes waves in the direction of saving this city & others from the re-occurring plague of death here & worldwide. Be apart of the solution….. I’ll lead the way. #HUNT #LosAngeles
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