BlocBoy JB Defends Ja Morant

“Free Ja,” the Memphis MC wrote.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
BlocBoy JB Defends Ja Morant

While a lot of people are commenting on Ja Morant's most recent suspension after anything gun-flashing incident, few people are absolving him of any blame. However, BlocBoy JB broke that tendency and took to his Instagram Story to defend the Grizzlies player. According to the Memphis rapper, Morant should be free to enjoy his time away from the court however he pleases. In addition, he also brought up that guns themselves are not illegal and therefore shouldn't be scrutinized as much as they have been in these cases. Whether you agree with JB or not, it's becoming more clear by the day that he stands almost alone in his assessment.

"Guns are not illegal," BlocBoy penned on the social media platform. "If he turnt in his car with his gun dats in his name in his yard and somebody recorded him dat ain't on him. Free Ja." Others in the NBA world and beyond, like Juan Toscano-Anderson, also pinned at least partial blame on Ja Morant's inner circle. Of course, the "MURSIC" MC is far from the only figure in hip-hop to comment on this case.

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BlocBoy JB Wants Ja Morant Freed

"That man is trying hard to go play [in] Turkey or China or Serbia-Montenegro,” Fat Joe chimed in. “He’s trying hard to get kicked out the NBA. And those guys that’s with you? They not your peoples, Ja. They don’t care. This is a problem we have with our community becoming famous because the people around you, they like the girls that’s watching, they love the lifestyle- but they’re not you. They didn’t dribble the basketball in the snow on Christmas trying to figure out the Kobe moves or the Jordan moves. They didn’t put in the work like you."

While Snoop Dogg shared a lot of memes on the matter, others in the game took the issue more seriously on initial impact. Meanwhile, GloRilla recently responded to a meme of an old picture of her holding a gun that a user compared Ja Morant to. No matter how many more funny pictures or scolding takes emerge from this, his future remains unclear. Regardless, stay posted on HNHH for the latest news and updates on BlocBoy JB and Ja Morant.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.