The President of the United States, Barack Obama, recently announced the mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the worst terrorist attacks on American soil was killed by U.S. forces Monday (Washington is nine hours behind Pakistan) in a mansion in Abbottabad, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
Right after the breaking news Twitter was flooded with reactions from people across the world. The hip-hop and R&B community weighed in with its thoughts on the historic moment. Some were beaming with pride, others anxious about the future, and a few even skeptical. Read a selection of tweets from Rihanna and Keri Hilson to Lupe Fiasco and Game (RapUp).
Check reactions below and feel free to comment yours below:
Lil Jon: BIN LADEN IS THE NEWS!! THEY GOT HIS BODY! WOW!
Lupe Fiasco: Now kill poverty, wack schools, and US imperialism…
Wiz Khalifa: captured or killed???
John Legend: Peace and love to everyone worldwide. Bin laden responsible for deaths of so many outside of the US as well
Game: Bin Laden gone….they n!gga DEAAAAD (@kanyewest voice)
Rihanna: Rumpupupum Rumpupupum Rumpupupuuum #ManDown
Ashanti: Many blessings of comfort & closure to the families touched by 9/11.
Monica: As I say Goodnight, Im Praying 4 our Country, our troops,our president & our people as a whole. God is still in control God Bless America
Nicki Minaj: God bless the troops.
Bun B: Bin Laden is dead? hold the fuck up!!
Big Boi: They must be passin out free gas cards in front of the white house…them motherfuckaz crunk
Lloyd: We should never celebrate the death of another. Especially thru violence. Be happy tht some things hv come to an end, but lets be God-minded
Kelly Rowland: Let’s all continue to pray for world peace.
Timbaland: dang they killed him 4real
Keri Hilson: Woke up to great news!! I only wish we could hear Osama Bin Laden speak now. I’m not happy he’s “dead” but I am happy that justice prevails. … I don’t know about you, but I’m stayin prayed UP!! A lot has been happening on this dear earth at an unusually frequent pace.
Ciara: OBAMA!!! God Bless America!
Snoop Dogg: Rip to everybody who was taken on 911. Let the troops bac home n lower gas prices let’s live happily ever after!! Bring the soldiers bac home asap! They r missed! We love how they fight for us now let’s fight for them!!
Nick Cannon: “OBAMA GOT OSAMA!”
LeToya Luckett: They done fount the Lil homie & dropped bombs! *cues bombs over Baghdad by Outkast*
Busta Rhymes: We r living in the middle of & witnessing very interesting times. Pay close attention 2 everything but also read btwn the lines…
D. Woods: How do they know Bin Laden is dead when they could find his ass for 10 damn years
Jermaine Dupri: THEY SAYIN BEN LADEN IS DEAD, I NEED TO SEE THE BODY
Jazmine Sullivan: say what now??? osama was at the corner store and got shot? what happened yall?? i just came in the house.
Fabolous: When they 1st told me Osama died, 1st thing I said was “Word, I jus seen Osama”..
Pusha T: OBAMA KILLED OSAMA!!!!!!!!
Chrisette Michele: Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh My Goodness.
Shanell: so now can the gas prices go down?