The Chicago rapper explained his position today through his own Twitter account, noting that he had pulled out of a July 29 performance at Detroit's Populux venue due to an insensitive tweet that claimed "libtards" were the reason several Dallas-area police officers were shot during a protest last night. The tweet, which has since been removed, also included the hashtags #blameobama and #fuckblacklivesmatter, as well as a meme involving rapper Birdman.
The venue quickly responded to Mensa's message, apologizing for "some tweets that went out last night," claiming that its account had been hacked.
We sincerely apologize about the views expressed in some tweets that went out last night. Our account was hacked.— Populux (@PopuluxDetroit) July 8, 2016
Mensa has not responded to the club's claim that its social media presence was indeed hacked. He has, however, weighed in further on the situation in Dallas. His series of tweets called for a stop to "senseless violence," this including the killing of "innocent cops," while also strongly addressing abuse at the hands of police.
You can see his tweets down below.
STOP KILLING INNOCENT COPS. THATS NOT THE ANSWER. WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE CRIMINALS AMONGST THEM. LETS ORGANIZE. BE BACK SOON - VIC— still alive (@VicMensa) July 8, 2016
We need organization. Huey, Malcolm & Martin didn't accomplish change by senseless violence. They didn't all turn the other cheek either.— still alive (@VicMensa) July 8, 2016
We will be strong. We will fight back. But we will do it with unity.— still alive (@VicMensa) July 8, 2016
Your inherent white privilege has saved you from understanding a lifetime of abuse from police. Feel for us. https://t.co/7f1nTWIsZC— still alive (@VicMensa) July 8, 2016
Do you think police forces in America are discriminately abusive to people of color?— still alive (@VicMensa) July 8, 2016