Georgia Dem Sen candidates under fire for garnering support from rapper with some sickening tweets

Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock have come under fire after disturbing screenshots were highlighted from a hip-hop artist who headlined their campaign event in Georgia.

Rapper BRS Kash performed at a drive-in rally to appeal to young voters in an effort to support Warnock who is facing off against incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Ossoff, who is running against Sen. David Perdue. The 27-year-old rapper encouraged attendees at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church event to vote for the Democrats but his controversial Twitter feed was soon exposed.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covered the rally at the church which also included appearances by FKA DRAM, J.I.D., Tokoyo Jetz and was hosted by Reginae Carter, the daughter of rapper Lil Wayne.

“I wasn’t sure how he would do it, but can report @BRSKash has remixed his extremely explicit hit song (#iykyk) into a GOTV anthem,” AJC reporter Tia Mitchell tweeted along with video from the rally.

“Do the names J.I.D., Tokyo Jetz, Shelley FKA DRAM and BRS Kash ring a bell? If not, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s latest campaign event wasn’t for you,” Mitchell wrote in her piece published Monday, tweeting that the artists were “working HARD” to keep from using the profanity in their song lyrics.

But a spokesman from the National Republican Senatorial Committee retweeted a screenshot of a 2012 post by Kash that appeared to reference rape, setting off a firestorm of criticism.

“This is who Georgia Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff had headline their event today. Will they denounce this disgusting individual?” Nathan Brand asked, also wondering if the AJC would update its story.

Soon, others began to uncover more disturbing tweets by the rapper and many pressed Mitchell on why she was “playing press secretary for the Democrats” and not reporting on the real issues.

Mitchell responded by saying that she had been unaware of the tweet and updated her AJC story to reflect the outrage over the posts.

“Update: Shortly after the AJC reported on the concert, Republicans took to Twitter to criticize BRS Kash’s inclusion on the program,” she wrote, linking to her article. “Their main criticism was a screenshot that appeared to be from a 2012 tweet referencing rape.”

Brand fired back at Mitchell for defending her ignorance and asking for an “official statement.”

“Shouldn’t Warnock and Ossoff be the ones being asked for a statement? They hosted this guy! Do they stand by these vile comments and this disgusting individual?” he asked.

Meanwhile, Arthur Schwartz scrutinized BRS Kash’s Twitter feed and found other eyebrow-raising comments made by the rapper campaigning for the Democrats, and also called out Mitchell for “lying” not mentioning “Warnock’s history of spousal abuse” in her piece.

Frieda Powers

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