Earlier today, The Game and Snoop Dogg hosted a citywide summit that encouraged gang members to unite against stopping violence within their communities.
Earlier this month, shortly after the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, The Game and Snoop Dogg helped kickstart a campaign called H.U.N.T., which stands for "Hate Us Not Today." Their first initiative was to lead a peaceful march to the LAPD Headquarters, where both rappers met with top-ranking officials from the department. Earlier today, H.U.N.T. teamed up with the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan to host a citywide forum that specifically called for the presence of gang leaders in the greater Los Angeles area. The goal of the summit was to unite men from opposing gangs in an effort to bring forth solutions about putting an end to violence within the black and brown communities.
The Game announced the event earlier today on his Instagram. He began the invitation by writing, "Los Angeles, on behalf of myself, Snoop Dogg, and the honorable Louis Farrakhan, 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."
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
He called on the black and brown gang members of his hometown to face the "sad truth" that "before we can get OUR LIVES MATTER to anyone else...We have to show that OUR LIVES MATTER TO US!!!!" He went on to remark that black and brown people are killed by members of their own races far more often than they are by those outside of their races, but he finished with a message of optimism. "Don't think we can't change it & better ourselves, lead by example & make our city a safer place for our children," he wrote.
He also asked that no "hot heads" attend the gathering and that none of the gang members bring weapons or anything else that's illegal.
The Compton rapper posted a picture of the event after it was finished, and he suggested that it was an extremely positive experience for everyone involved.
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