DJ Quik took to the streets of social media on Thursday morning and lied about getting shot twice in a drive-by as an April Fools’ joke.
The 51-year-old rapper posted on his Instagram Story:
I’m on my way to the hospital. Someone just shot into my car 7-10 times on the freeway I got hit twice. Pray for me.
He later returned to social media writing:
See the original posts below:
It’s extremely irresponsible, disrespectful, and quite frankly dumb to joke about getting shot in a drive-by shooting on a highway.
Especially considering the “joke” came a day after the world honored and mourned Nipsey Hussle the day before on the 2nd anniversary of the day he was senselessly gunned down.
Not to mention, rapper Mo 3 was gunned down on a Dallas highway just four months ago.
Last, but certainly not least, Cyhi The Prince, narrowly escaped death in February when someone actually did open fire on his car multiple times trying to kill him.
As an OG in the game, I expect better from DJ Quik.
Trust me when I say I can take a joke, but the senseless gun violence that is happening in the world today is no laughing matter.