T.I., LL Cool J, Pharrell & Others Plea for Stop to Modern Slave Trade in Libya
After a recent report on CNN featuring footage of young men being sold into slavery in Libya a number of prominent rappers and singers have taken to Twitter to decry the shocking story about the modern slave trade seemingly taking place in the open in the nation that has fallen into chaos since a civil war erupted more than seven years ago.
One of the most vocal was T.I., who posted a series of outraged tweets on Monday night (Nov. 27) in which he urged his followers to repost the images and video to raise awareness of the situation. "This is PURE EVIL!!!!! I'm LIVID!!!! Satin is BUSY as a muuufucka," Tip wrote. "Spiritual Warfare in full effect.What side u on? Fight Back... Repost!!!! For more info just google "slave trade in Libya."
[Warning: disturbing images and video below.]
This is PURE EVIL!!!!! I'm LIVID!!!! Satin is BUSY as a muuufucka. Spiritual Warfare in full effect.What side u on?— T.I. (@Tip) November 28, 2017
Fight Back... Repost!!!! For more info just google "slave trade in Libya" pic.twitter.com/8WvI0fcR0y
So... I'm wondering if Khadafi was such a horrible dictator why wasn't this happening when HE WAS in power? One has no choice but to conclude his absence made this possible.-- pic.twitter.com/IBsJCbdQJ8— T.I. (@Tip) November 28, 2017
Absolutely no words.— T.I. (@Tip) November 28, 2017
Bringing awareness to this atrocity is
THE ABSOLUTE LEAST we can do.
I'm truly disgusted by the thought of this being possible in this day & age. It's repulsive!!! Don't let this ride.... repost. Kill Your Masters!!!! - @KillerMike voice pic.twitter.com/Ftm3lsJEcX
LL Cool J also weighed in, urging Western leaders to step in and remove the slave traders since "the west used Military force to help the rebels remove [former Libyan dictator Muammar] Gaddafi" in 2011 following a NATO bombing campaign.
The slave trade in Libya must be stopped. The west used Military force to help the rebels remove Gaddafi. I believe that gives the West the moral obligation to get this country back on a healthy footing. Remove the slave holders by force and help establish a stable leadership— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) November 28, 2017
Appalling. https://t.co/Ma23rheOiD— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 28, 2017
Once Again: Slavery https://t.co/cxT9u3lzro— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 26, 2017
LIBYA!!!! LIBYA!!!!! NOW!!!!! NOW!!! HUMAN BEINGS ARE BEING SOLD, BEATEN, STOLEN FROM THEIR FAMILIES INTO SLAVERY, MURDERERED @POTUS- ACT NOW!!!!! Here’s your chance. ACT NOW!!!!! pic.twitter.com/HdRzmNsZBX— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) November 26, 2017