Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, and More Respond to ‘Horrific Act of Terror’ in Las Vegas

More than 50 people are dead and hundreds more injured after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, which occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas. According to the New York Times, a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 during the country music Route 91 Harvest Festival. The suspect, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, reportedly killed himself after the mass shooting. 

The shooting started around 10 p.m. PT Sunday as country singer Jason Aldean performed. Per Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who addressed the horrific incident in a press conference Monday morning, Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, aiming at the crowd watching Aldean. Those in attendance said the shooting lasted for about 10 minutes.

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off,” one concertgoer, Meghan Kearney, told MSNBC. “Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. … People were getting shot one foot away from us. People were trying to save their friends. There were gunshots everywhere. Helping them would’ve meant that we got shot, too.”

Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, the Weeknd, John Mayer, and more musicians across the industry have taken to social media to express their thoughts and condolences, as well as voice their frustrations with the lenient gun laws in America that allow this kind of thing to happen again and again.

 

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Joey Badass Says Eclipse Made Him ‘Legally Blind to the Bullsh*t’

Joey Badass is having a lot of fun with these increasingly hilarious total solar eclipse rumors. 

As you may recall, Joey's announcement earlier this week that three appearances on Logic's Everybody's Tour had been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances” was met with fans immediately pulling up a pair of tweets about his alleged eclipse viewing methods.

Thursday, Peter Rosenberg gave Joey a call on Ebro in the Morning to clarify the rumors. “I'm legally blind,” he joked at the start of the call, before later confirming that joke was indeed a joke. “I'm OK, guys.”

Still, Joey decided to keep trolling everyone with additional faux updates on his post-eclipse eyes via Instagram. “Doc said I gotta keep these on in the daytime now,” Joey said in one post, showing off a pair of glasses that at least one fan found enviable enough to publicly ponder staring at eclipses, just to have an excuse to wear them. “A lil annoying but they're pretty fire,” Joey added.

 

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In another post Friday, Joey clarified his previous joke to Rosenberg about being “legally blind” after the eclipse. “It's a lot of rumors and allegations going on about me, a lot of people are confused, a lot of people are worried and hitting my phone, so I just wanted to come on here and address the situation,” Joey said. “Yep, haha, jokes is on me. It is true. I can now see the future. In fact, I am now legally blind to the bullshit.”

For those wondering, staring at an eclipse isn't required to achieve a blindness to the bullshit.

According to Joey's website, his next scheduled performances are at the Meadows Music an Arts Festival in New York City Sept. 15 and the Spaceland Block Party in Los Angeles Sept. 17.

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