Davido, T.I., Chris Brown, Cardi B And More Share Their Horror At The Slave Trade In Libya


After a recent report on CNN featuring footage of young men being sold into slavery in Libya a number of prominent rappers and singers have taken to Twitter to decry the shocking story about the modern slave trade seemingly taking place in the open in the nation that has fallen into chaos since a civil war erupted more than seven years ago.

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One of the most vocal was T.I., who posted a series of outraged tweets on Monday night (Nov. 27) in which he urged his followers to repost the images and video to raise awareness of the situation. “This is PURE EVIL!!!!! I’m LIVID!!!! Satin is BUSY as a muuufucka,” Tip wrote. “Spiritual Warfare in full effect.What side u on? Fight Back… Repost!!!! For more info just google “slave trade in Libya.”

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LL Cool J also weighed in, urging Western leaders to step in and remove the slave traders since “the west used Military force to help the rebels remove [former Libyan dictator Muammar] Gaddafi” in 2011 following a NATO bombing campaign.

Pharrell Williams, Jill Scott, Questlove and Faith Evans also urged action to stop the disturbing situation.

VIBE continued to round up strong reactions from Cardi B, Lala, Rev. Al Sharpton, Chris Brown, Davido, Amanda Seales and more.

Peep The Date! Please don’t post up pictures regarding the Libyan Slavery issue that are not relevant to the case. Your empowering people like Trump and giving them an excuse to dismiss the issue by using inaccurate images in your memes and posts. This picture is of a suspected Pro Gaddifi Collaborator being interrogated in and around 2011 NOT someone being kidnapped into slavery in 2017…While the story talks of racist oppression in the wake of the overthrow by rebel forces and is relative to the issue make sure to note the difference and separate it out so that proper focus and response can occur to solve ALL THE ISSUES. Don’t run the risk of mixing them all together and solving none. let’s not shoot our selves in the foot for the sake of shock value. RESEARCH YOU POSTS AND IMAGES. DONT PASS ALONG UNVERIFIED NARRATIVES! #SuperFactsOnly #Libya #NoPersonASlave

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This article was originally published on Billboard.