The arrival of disastrous storms like hurricanes Harvey and Irma has pushed people to collaborate to help those in need. If you let Vic Mensa tell it, though, it should also force people to revisit their relationship with the ozone layer and its potential role in climate change.
The Roc Nation rapper said as much while speaking Billboard at a New York outpost of the Hurricane Harvey and Irma benefit event, Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief Telethon. To Mensa, all of this fundraising will be meaningless if people are still denying climate change.
“I haven’t heard enough in this entire storm fiasco really holding people to a standard of honesty,” Mensa explained at the Bun B-facilitated event. “You can’t come out and say we pray for Houston, we support Houston, and then deny climate change.”
Mensa told Billboard his belief in climate change is impenetrable and that the government needs to start doing what it can to prevent further damage to our ecosystem. Never one to hold his tongue, Mensa says that if you’re a politician who denies climate change, you’ve got to go. “We need to take preventative measures, and we need to remove anyone in our government that doesn’t think we do.”
At least 30 people were killed in Hurricane Harvey, and over the last couple of weeks, rappers like Trae Tha Truth, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Russ and more have stepped forth to help those affected by the merciless storm.
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