A Firsthand Experience of Lil B’s Grace

(From Lil B's Instagram)

The BasedGod got jumped at the Rolling Loud festival by A Boogie and his crew this past weekend, and he came out of the situation a winner. Below is a condensed transcript of his compassionate response to the unwarranted attack:

Hey man, A Boogie and his whole crew just jumped me in the back, man and beat me up in the back, man. That shit crazy, man. But I’mma tell y’all like this, it’s all love. I don’t promote violence, I’m never with the violence. So I love them and it’s all good, you feel me? It’s all good. I said something about Boogie’s music, and they all got mad and they jumped me about that so it’s all good…It’s all love though, like I said it’s all love…

This is just a testament to show just ’cause somebody do something to y’all don’t mean you got to retaliate. It don’t matter. God is good, I’m alive. We all alive! It’s your boy, Lil B shout-outs to the Based God! Hey, new Lil B music soon man. I’m about to hit this doctor make sure I’m all good, man. These n****s fucked me up. Let’s get it.

Just consider the humility required to say some shit like, “These niggas fucked me up. Let’s get it,” while forgiving sensitive youngins minutes after they put hands on you and still walk away with your dignity intact.

For years now, Lil B has promoted a strong message of peace, love, and the practice of compassion for all life forms. Every beef he has entered never ended with a grudge or a character assassination, and he’s been quick to forgive anyone who has disrespected, harmed, or slighted him.

To many, his gracious response to A Boogie in light of getting jumped by his team is a shocker. A rapper, a Black American rapper, a Black American male rapper, wished peace and success upon a fellow rapper several years his senior after getting assaulted in a fit of defensiveness and hypermasculinity. It’s not how the game is supposed to work.

But it’s how Lil B works. Between the music, the tweets, and the high-profile speaking gigs at universities such as Cal Berkeley and MIT, his fans have known this for a while now. I am one of those grateful fans, and the outpouring of love for Lil B on Twitter after this incident brought me back to my #TaskForce days.

(Right) Wow, I was reppin’ *proudly*

Passionate, albeit borderline-idolatrous, my fandom for Lil B has aged almost as well as the BasedGod’s reputation. Below is my Twitter thread story of my experience at the only Lil B concert I’ve ever been to:

If you were/are skeptical of Lil B’s brand, I hope this story validates the praise he has been receiving for his response to the Rolling Loud incident. His message is a powerful and a consistent one, and it benefits all of hip-hop to acknowledge and learn from it.



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