Rapper Who Sang At 'March For Our Lives' Was Arrested For Gun Offense

One of the performers at the anti-gun March for Our Lives is on probation for firearms violations.

Washington, DC – The entertainment organizers for the anti-gun March for Our Lives hired a rapper who was on probation for possessing a concealed gun.

Vic Mensa, who sang his song “Now We Could Be Free,” dedicated his performance to Stephon Clark, a convicted felon who was fatally shot a week before the march after he was caught breaking into cars and homes. He was shot after taking a shooting stance with a cell phone when facing off against Sacramento police.

He also dedicated the song Decynthia Clements, who was fatally shot when she lunged at officers with a knife after a long standoff with police.

Mensa also told the crowd his song was dedicated to “all the unarmed black men and women killed by police weapons," XXL Mag reported.

However, what the rapper failed to tell the crowd of gun control activists was that he had his own concealed-carry permit, and that he had been arrested in February of 2017 and charged with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon after he tried to carry his gun in California with a concealed-carry permit from another state, TMZ reported.

The incident began when Mensa got stopped for a traffic violation in Beverly Hills and the weapon was found. He spent one night in jail and then was released on $35,000 bail.

He pleaded no contest to carrying a concealed firearm in his car in July of 2017, and was sentenced to two years’ probation, a $500 fine, and $1,325 in restitution, TMZ reported.

After his performance at the march, Mensa challenged rapper Killer Mike on Twitter to a debate after the other rapper spoke out against gun control and the planned march.

Killer Mike tweeted back and seemed to accept the challenge.

Rapper Common also performed at Saturday’s march, despite the fact that he’s been a vocal advocate for Joanne Chesimard, a convicted terrorist and cop-killer who has been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted list since she escaped from prison in 1979.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama was widely criticized for inviting Common to the White House in 2011 for an arts event during the same week that tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation were gathered in the nation’s capital to honor fallen heroes at National Police Week, WNBC reported.

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bronx163
bronx163

This march has nothing to do with gun control.
First the florida shooter went through a NICS background check at the gun store. Second he ourchased a legal firearm.
Third he used 10 round AR magazines.
Fourth, broward county dropped the ball not arresting him for menacing his brother last yr in a domestic, which is a must arrest. 5th. School never notified police or parents this savage brought live ammunition on school grounds. 6th schools in a gun free zone, but yet he entered the unlocked school doors and began his killing and last, the deputy pusssied out in engaging the evil savage. Took outside dept to enter the school because broward county was hidding behind police cars like cowards.

This march is about attacking a sitting President and conservative christians in America who elected President Trump.

These marching milenial bratts are the left wing brown shirts of the 21 century. Bashing their parents bashing society and blaming everyone but their school and sheriff israel for this slaughter of life.

And the shooter never used a bumpstock or hicapacity magazines.

They should be ashamed of themselves to politicize desths of their fellow students. And demonizing lawful gun owners is bs and illogical. They say NRA in fear mongoring. What do you calle it when they say NRA are racists and terrorists and want to kill people. They just have no legitimate ideals to bring to the table except to demonize another point of view. I say go back to class and shut the fuck up.

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

What a great role model for all those kids. Glad he is a gun owner. Now he just needs to follow the laws of whatever state he happens to find himself in.

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

A Mensa he's not.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Common, Killer Mike and Vic Mensa mentioned on this website?! Momentous occasion. 3 top notch MCs, all with great messages.

LEO0301
LEO0301

They certainly weren't mentioned for their "talent", because they don't have any. They even made the mistake of calling them singers. A singer can actually hold a tune. Rap is the most talentless occupation that I can think of. The fact people actually pay good money to see these people is beyond comprehension.

SeniorCitizen
SeniorCitizen
bronx163
bronx163 said: This march has nothing to do with gun control. First the florida shooter went through a NICS background check at the gun store. Second he ourchased a legal firearm. Third he used 10 round AR magazines. Fourth, broward county dropped the ball not arresting him for menacing his brother last yr in a domestic, which is a must arrest. 5th. School never notified police or parents this savage brought live ammunition on school grounds. 6th schools in a gun free zone, but yet he entered the unlocked school doors and began his killing and last, the deputy pusssied out in engaging the evil savage. Took outside dept to enter the school because broward county was hidding behind police cars like cowards. This march is about attacking a sitting President and conservative christians in America who elected President Trump. These marching milenial bratts are the left wing brown shirts of the 21 century. Bashing their parents bashing society and blaming everyone but their school and sheriff israel for this slaughter of life. And the shooter never used a bumpstock or hicapacity magazines. They should be ashamed of themselves to politicize desths of their fellow students. And demonizing lawful gun owners is bs and illogical. They say NRA in fear mongoring. What do you calle it when they say NRA are racists and terrorists and want to kill people. They just have no legitimate ideals to bring to the table except to demonize another point of view. I say go back to class and shut the fuck up.

OH, you are really a piece of work. "attacking a sitting President and conservative Christians in America who elected President Trump." Your sitting prez is a despicable human being who is an embarrassment for our country. These young people are so above you intellectually and morally. They are against being killed and against their friends being killed. What do you stand for? By the way, did you know that we are supposed to have separation of Church and State. That means that as Americans don't have to be Christians. I guess you forgot that?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Nah, they're all very talented. And why are you mentioning "singers" to me? I called them MCs.

Also, rap contains plenty of talent. It's derivative from the same people that created the music you love.

Yes, what I'm saying is American music was entirely created by black folk. Whatever your favorite American genre of music is, chances are it had old people downing it. Rock, country, jazz, blues, r&b... All created by black people, all hated by old whites at one time or another.

tazmech
tazmech

SeniorCitizen do you even know what separation of church and state is? it is plainly covered in the first amendment; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, that is it. It comes from the fact that it was customary in Britain in the 16th and 17 century that the king was the head of the state and the church. The founding fathers wanted everyone to be able to practice their own religion and forbid the government from creating laws to establish just 1 religion.

As for those children, they are just that children they have no clue about government or what amendment covers what, Hogg actually did a interview where he said that violating his privacy was a violation of the 1st amendment. So you do not have to look it up I will post the whole first amendment and the actual one he should have known about BEFORE he opened his mouth

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I will give you bonus points if you can even tell me which amendment that is

franseaaz
franseaaz
tazmech
tazmech said: SeniorCitizen do you even know what separation of church and state is? it is plainly covered in the first amendment; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, that is it. It comes from the fact that it was customary in Britain in the 16th and 17 century that the king was the head of the state and the church. The founding fathers wanted everyone to be able to practice their own religion and forbid the government from creating laws to establish just 1 religion. As for those children, they are just that children they have no clue about government or what amendment covers what, Hogg actually did a interview where he said that violating his privacy was a violation of the 1st amendment. So you do not have to look it up I will post the whole first amendment and the actual one he should have known about BEFORE he opened his mouth Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. I will give you bonus points if you can even tell me which amendment that is

Well done.

TBL133
TBL133

Nicely done tazmech!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

If you think rap is talent you should listen in on square dancing. They basically do the same thing when calling out the commands for the dancers. How is talking in rhymes a derivative of actual music? Classical music was created by white people. Blacks came up with a very crude form of what is today's popular music but it took white people like Eric Clapton, the Beatles and others to turn it into what you listen to now.

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

tazmech, nice work. Responding to these trolls with rationale always seems to end their appearances.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
You're reaching. First i said American music. Second, is classicsl your favorite genre of music? I doubt that. Read better next time.

Funny that you mention Eric Clapton and the Beatles. Clapton is a legend and half the Beatles were decent players, and one was a decent writer. Tell me... Who has Clapton said repeatedly are his biggest influences? What about Paul McCartney? Sting?

There wasn't anything crude about the real inventors of rock. White people had to water it down to sing it to other whites.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Actually, I enjoy all forms of music, including classical. Rap, no matter your opinion, is not music. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Yes, there were black artist who created a "crude" form of what we listen to today. Prior to white musicians taking that music and making it something people actually listened to, it wasn't very popular. If you doubt the music created by black musicians years ago was crude, go to youtube and listen to some. Personally, I have a difficult time listening to more than a couple of minutes of it.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Like we all know, white youth love, and have always loved, black culture in America.

It wasn't popular because it wasn't allowed to be popular. Don't be dumb.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Actually, it wasn't popular because it truly wasn't that good. It took some talented white boys to take the sound and turn it into something people would actually listen to. Don't be stupid.....stupid.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Lol well you can argue back all you want. You were once a white youth enamored by black music. Played by white liberals.

There's irony somewhere in there. I'll let you find it yourself.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I never said I didn't enjoy "some" black music. The first concert I ever attended was Sly and the Family Stone. Great act and loved their music. But like Bigfoot, decent black acts are difficult to find. Just saying, putz. Also, every youth starts off a liberal....then they grow up and realize all that free shit they want doesn't grow on trees. Have you grown up yet, Cheech?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Again, due to the internet, we see how other countries are able to provide healthcare, provide higher education, advance technology like self driving cars, decrease fossil fuel dependence much much better than we do in the states. The only people trying to hold on to this old shit is old people.

Would you please hurry up and pass from this mortal coil? You're ruining our standing in the world.