By Annie Reuter
In an effort to help create a safer world for his five-year-old daughter, the Game organized an anti-gang violence summit yesterday (July 17) at a community center in Los Angeles. The summit was held just hours after the police shootings in Baton Rouge, La. and was attended by Police Chief Charlie Beck, Minister Tony Muhammad, will.i.am, anti-gang activists and gang members, according to Billboard. Each participated in the town hall conversation on how to work together to curb violence.
The Game fought back tears as he discussed the recent killing of a former gang member that he grew up with in foster care, reported Billboard.
“I am proud of my city & what we were able to accomplish today. No, we don’t have all the answers at this moment & no we can’t fix it one day…. But what we have done in the last 7 days as a city unit is speaking volumes !!!” he wrote on Instagram.
Throughout the day, the rapper posted updates on social media of the meeting that was underway and filled followers in on what was going on.
“Together we are going to makes waves in the direction of saving this city & others from the re-occurring plague of death here & worldwide. Be apart of the solution….. I’ll lead the way,” he writes. “We might not all be from the same hoods or share the same blood, but we are all brothers with one main thing in common: WE ALL WANT TO LIVE !!!! & today is another positive step in the direction of UNITY…. Thank you all for being apart of this. It’s not about one of us… It’s about ALL OF US !!!”
& as I ready myself for bed, I'm here to tell anyone who will read this that I am proud of my city & what we were able to accomplish today. No, we don't have all the answers at this moment & no we can't fix it one day.... But what we have done in the last 7 days as a city unit is speaking volumes !!! Thank you to @SnoopDogg, Mayor @ericgarcetti, @problem354, @bigboy, @wack100, @westcoastkam @louisfarrakhan, brother @_rizzaislam, @MinTonyMuhammad & everyone else that played a part in what we are creating here in #LosAngeles to lead our people into a more peaceful future.... It is a selfless movement, with no leader that is geared to save our children from falling victim to the same things that have plagued us for so long. It is easy... All you have to do is spread LOVE.. I'm not asking, I'm begging you & I promise you it's the only way ! So as you all take it in tonite, know that I LOVE YOU & I want you all to LIVE for as long as possible... meaning, be safe & let's wake up tomorrow & continue our push to SAVE EACH OTHER'S LIVES....... I care about yours, do you care about mine ??? That is a question we need to ask each other daily... Trust me, you'll learn that you care a lot more than you thought you did..... Peace be amongst the world, Lord knows we need it.... Goodnight - The Game #HUNT
For those who couldn't get in because of the amazing turn out... We got a huge screen for them to take part in what's going out out here... It's beautiful out here today people & together we are going to makes waves in the direction of saving this city & others from the re-occurring plague of death here & worldwide. Be apart of the solution..... I'll lead the way. #HUNT #LosAngeles