“How they stood up in Baton Rogue, I can salute that."
The most recent episode in what has been extraordinary month of violence in the United States occurred Sunday when an ex-marine shot and killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In a series of Instagram posts, several of which have been deleted, Baton Rouge native Kevin Gates asserted that he would kill any police officer that laid a finger on any of his family members and saluted the ex-marine who "stood up" for what he believed was right.
“Bitch, your whole family gon' die, instantly,” Gates said. “I’ll set it. A nigga disrespect my son, slap him, touch him, scratch him, whatever, your family gon' die instantly. Ain’t no ifs, ands, or buts.”
“I’m not against black people, I’m not against white people," he continued. "I stand for what’s right. Bunch of niggas jumping around hoopin’ and hollerin’ ain’t right. But if we gonna go to war, let’s go to war, cause I’m gonna go to war for what’s right. My wife, five months pregnant, pulled out the car by police for no reason, handcuffed in 40-degree weather. That wasn't right. And I made a vow to her, bae, that’ll never happen to us again. Never in life.'”
He concluded by saluting the ex-marine for "keeping it G." “How they stood up in Baton Rogue, I can salute that," he said. "Keep it G with me, that's all I ask of you."
Gates had some controversial thoughts on the Black Lives Matter v. All Lives Matter debate last week. Watch him comment on the Baton Rouge cop killings below.