Despite releasing “The Bigger Picture,” a protest song discussing police brutality and systemic racism in America following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Lil Baby declares he will be taking a step back from politics.
During an interview with GQ for their September cover issue, which debuted on the men’s magazine website, Monday (Sept. 28), Lil Baby explained how deception by Paul Howard—a D.A. who prosecuted and sent Baby to prison six-years ago, led him to realize politics was an insincere business.
“The more I’m seeing what’s up with all that shit, the more I’m like, ‘Let me back up off politics,'” Baby told GQ. “I don’t want to be no Malcolm X or Martin Luther [King].… I stuck my nose in it. I’m good on that.”
As the 25-year-old rapper then goes on to mention his run in with Paul Howard, Fulton County, Ga’s District Attorney. In 2014, Howard sent the rhymer to prison. However, years later, Howard claimed on Facebook and Twitter that Baby had endorsed him.
“If I can sit at a table and really talk to you like I’m human, versus the politics and you in that courtroom, you really might come to reality versus you sending niggas goddamn down the road for 500 years. ” the Atlanta-bred rapper added.
While the pair has met to discuss criminal justice reform, according to GQ’s report, the “We Paid” rapper has never aligned himself with Paul Howard or his campaign. In July, Lil Baby spoke with Rolling Stone to detail his encounters with police brutality and how the criminal justice system is not set up to protect Black people.
XXL has reached out to Fulton County’s District Attorney office.
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