This past Sunday, news spread quick on social media as shots rang at the Route 91 Harvest Festival at Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Vegas strip. CNN has reported that 50 people were killed and upwards of 400 people were injured during the horrific incident, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S history. This attack comes just months after the tragic bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert that left 22 people dead in the U.K.
In the hours and days following the attack, reactions have been pouring in from the hip hop community online. Missy Elliot, Lil’ Wayne, and Russell Simmons have took to social media to express their sympathy for the families of the victims and those affected. These sentiments have similarly been echoed throughout the country.
Take a look at some reactions from the hip-hop community below. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with families of those affected in Las Vegas.
My prayers are with all the families affected by the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas. God bless.
— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) October 2, 2017
prayers to everyone in vegas, concerts should always be a place of safe haven, shame on anyone that tries to poison that.
— Aminé (@heyamine) October 2, 2017
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) October 2, 2017
Whoa. Vegas. WTF.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) October 2, 2017
I am deeply saddened by what happened in Las Vegas last night. I am keeping all of the victims and their families in my prayers.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 2, 2017
Romans 12:19 🙏🏽 #PrayForLasVegas
— Kevin Ross (@kevinrossmusic) October 2, 2017
just woke up…can't believe this is where we are now as a nation. Mind you this is w/o context —how in god's name do they have auto? How? https://t.co/sqoF7PbkJW
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) October 2, 2017
Smh it was never this bad. Places u go to enjoy have become so unsafe!😢Prayers 4 those in Las Vegas who was there & the victims families🙏🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 2, 2017
My heart is hurting so bad for the people of Las Vegas 😰🙏🏾 please pray I don't even know what to say about this world right now
— B I A ⚡️ (@PericoPrincess) October 2, 2017