Angela Simmons addresses the criticism over her pistol-shaped purse at the 2024 BET Awards.

Angela Simmons is speaking out after she was criticized for attending the 2024 BET Awards carrying a purse shaped like a pistol.

In full transparency, even I was taken aback when I saw Rev. Run’s daughter carrying the glitter green gun on the blue carpet of the awards considering how gun violence has impacted her life.

Sutton Tennyson, Angela’s former fiancee and the father of her son, SJ, was gunned down outside of his Atlanta home in 2018.

More recently, Anthony “Big Jook” Mims, the brother of Angela’s boyfriend, Yo Gotti, was shot and killed in January after attending a funeral.

Angela Simmons Addresses Backlash Over Gun Purse

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Angela Simmons took to her Instagram Story to address the backlash saying she’s “not like that” and she’s “not a violent person.” 

She acknowledged she’s “been through a lot” in her personal life when it comes to gun violence, but “I just liked the bag.”

“I thought it was cool and I thought it was a fashion moment…and that was it.” 

Watch Angela’s video statement below.

Social Media Reacts

Angela Simmons is currently trending on Twitter as people react to her pistol purse. 

Read a few tweets below.

Do you think Angela Simmons’ purse was a fashion moment or fashion faux pas?

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