On Thursday, rapper Method Man spoke to MSNBC’s Tamron Hall about the shooting of two Ferguson police officers, and argued that the DOJ report “kind of played into this and these things shouldn’t be happening, but you reap what you sow in a sense.”
Throughout the majority of the interview, the former member of the Wu-Tang Clan discussed the difficulty of growing up poor in Staten Island, New York and how their was a lack of trust between the community and police officers. Method Man then went on to claim that given the racial tensions in Ferguson, cops being shot was not completely unexpected:
With this thing that happened in Ferguson just now with the two officers, sad, very sad. I hate to say that that FBI [DOJ] report kind of played into this and these things shouldn’t be happening, but you reap what you sow in a sense. If that FBI [DOJ] report would have never came out and the scandal and how they are basically giving — paying the city by giving people tickets and things like that. That is incredibly insane but I know, we knew this already, this is common knowledge in the ghetto.