Mayor Eric Adams of New York City recently spoke out against the latest musical trend to sweep across his city - drill music.
During a press conference, Adams explained why the rap subgenre is "alarming" and how it's linked to gun violence and gang activity.
“I had no idea what drill rapping was,” Adams said, “but I called my son, and he sent me some videos, and it is alarming. We are going to pull together the social media companies, and sit down with them, and state that you have a civic and corporate responsibility.”
He continued, “We pulled Trump off twitter because of what he was spewing, yet we are allowing music, displaying of guns, violence, we are allowing it to stay on the site, because look at the victims,” Adams explained. “We’re bringing them in, we’re going to show exactly what is being displayed, and we are alarmed by it. We are alarmed by the use of social media to really over-proliferate this violence in our communities.”