Rapper The Game held an anti-violence summit in Los Angeles following the recent shootings across the country.
On Sunday, the 36-year-old rapper — whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, held a summit following the recent police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas saying he hopes that by starting the conversation his daughter can someday walk down the streets “a little safer,” according to the Los Angeles Times. (RELATED: This Rapper Said Sony Has ‘A Slave Mentality’ For What It Did To Kesha)
“Your life should mean more to you,” The Game said. “Your life should mean more to you than what you’re showing.”
Before the event the rapper posted a message on his Instagram account inviting gang members and leaders of the community to come together and unite and be “better role models” for the youth.
“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,” The Game said. “We have been responsible for more of the killing of ourselves than anyone else by a long shot and 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 and this needs to be addressed and laid to rest.”
“Don’t think we can’t change it and better ourselves, lead by example and make our city a safer place for our children,” he continued. “Because together, we can. All we need is each other.”
“I will not lead any of you into a trap,” he continued. “Let’s do the opposite of what we’ve been doing and show the world that we are more than the problem.”