Symba has released a blistering track aimed at addressing the recent drama surrounding Ja Morant, as well as calling out Hip Hop for fostering gun culture.
On Thursday (May 18), Symba shared a snippet of a new track he’s been working on, which addresses the recent Ja Morant controversy.
Another Instagram Live video of the Memphis Grizzlies player brandishing a gun surfaced online over the weekend. As a result, Morant has earned his second NBA suspension — he received his first in March after being spotted with another weapon.
In the Symba’s opinion, Hip Hop has been overrun by gun culture, almost as if it was a natural extension of masculinity. However, the Bay Area rapper argued that people look up to the young NBA player and that his recent behavior isn’t appropriate.
“To my n-gga out in Memphis, moving senseless/ I love you, you someone that my nephew and all my cousins look up to/ You sell out every game at every stadium you come to/ And you made it out environments that most of us get stuck to,” he raps.
He adds later: “But I get it, this life we living is different, we flex in front of the cameras to show the ghetto we did it/ Some of us like to flex, just to show the rest they can get it/ But you glorifying a life you ain’t really out here living/ I mean my n-gga, you up 200 million, and you about to risk it all to show n-ggas you brought a pistol.
“It’s one thing if you do it once, we’ll dismiss it/ But you done did it twice in two months, n-gga you trippin/ I blame the culture we put you in this position/ The music we that we making is influencing you young n-ggas’ decisions.”
Check out Symba’s track below:
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Symba isn’t the only rapper getting vocal about the basketball player’s current situation. Recently, Vic Mensa spoke out in support of Ja Morant following his second gun-related suspension, and even spit a few bars about the embattled NBA star.
TMZ caught up with Mensa earlier this week in New York City, where he kicked a few rhymes referencing Morant’s controversial fascination of firearms that may end up on a future song.
“My momma keep telling me to stop, I can’t — the second time they caught me with that gun, damn, I feel like Ja Morant,” he rhymed.
The Chicago rapper then got serious about Ja’s situation and wished him nothing but the best going forward as the 29-year-old believes Morant was blessed with a gift and doesn’t want to see it go to waste.
“I think God blessed Ja Morant, man,” Mensa said. “I pray that that brother gets it together and he figures it out because he’s too brilliant and so talented. He’s got a gift, he’s got a real gift.