Will Def Jam Drop Lil Reese After Video Of Him Assaulting Woman Hits The Internet?
When will the madness stop? Better yet, when will the record labels start accepting accountability for the acts that they sign? In the latest episode of surreal madness, video surfaced of Def Jam artist Lil Reese handing a savage beating to a young woman. The New York Daily News recaps what took place in the video…
In the video, a young man in a red hoodie – presumably Lil Reese – gets into a heated argument with a young woman at a house party.
The woman appears visibly upset as she starts yelling, “Who the f–k let them in here?”
As the hoodie-clad youngster moves toward her and begins swinging at her face, she retorts, “Boy, don’t push me, and if you want that, you can get that. But … keep your hands to yourself though.”
Lil Reese then lights into the woman, punching her in the head and then stomping on her after she falls to the ground.
The other people in the room stand idly by as the violence happens.
The scene is simply deplorable, but what Reese did next was nearly just as jaw dropping. The rapper, who just so happens to be part of Chief Keef‘s crew, took to his Twitter account to explain the video.
“The haters tryna see a mf Dwn lol Dey gotta b broke and bored wanna upload sum sh– from years ago,” he tweeted. Shortly after he followed up by tweeting “I apologize for whoopin dat hoe ass but I was yung dumb n high sorry RT this for me.”
So apparently you have to be a hater if you put out a video of a teenager beating down a young woman. And since it’s old, it’s okay. And I suppose we are to accept his apology for “whoopin dat hoe ass” because he was young? You’ve got to be kidding me, right?
At this point, Def Jam has to step in and do something. They signed him and they need to handle this type of behavior appropriately. If Chad Johnson can get cut for his antics that resulted in a domestic dispute turned violent with Evelyn Lozada, why shouldn’t this young man be dropped for what he’s done? The fact that he’s so unapologetic about it is reason enough to sever ties with him. But since Chief Keef is still on Interscope after laughing at a rival rapper’s death, I can’t anticipate that Def Jam will do anything about this. We’ll likely see him drop an album sooner than later to capitalize off of the buzz.
It’s a sad day for our culture when things like this happen. Unfortunately, who is going to do something about it?