‘We pulled Trump off Twitter..’: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Says He Wants ‘Drill’ Music Removed From Social Media

'We pulled Trump off Twitter..': NYC Mayor Eric Adams Says He Wants 'Drill' Music Removed From Social Media (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/PIX11)

“I had no idea what drill rapping was. My son sent me videos. It was alarming,” he said.

On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams urged social media companies to prohibit “drill” rap videos that glamorize and encourage violence.

The mayor’s request came a day after he delivered a heartfelt speech about the death and life of Jayquan McKenley, aka Chii Wvttz, an 18-year-old drill rap artist who was shot to death in Bedford-Stuyvesant last Sunday.

Adams said he was unfamiliar with drill hip hop, which has murky, aggressive themes that frequently include wanting to kill with assault weapons, until he spoke with his son, Jordan Coleman, who works at Jay-Z’s Roc-Nation.

Adams stated that it would be reckless to continue to provide a platform for aggressive hip hop music videos after Twitter blocked former President Donald Trump for publishing morally reprehensible and incendiary content.

“We pulled Trump off Twitter because of what he was spewing. Yet we are allowing music [with] displaying of guns, violence. We allow this to stay on the sites,” he said following an unrelated press conference.

Adams also stated that he will meet with the some of the biggest rap artists to discuss the violence sponsored by drill rapping, which he claims is “causing the loss of lives of young people like them.”

There was no immediate response from Facebook/Instagram or Twitter, according to The Post.


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