Charleston White Hot Take on King Von
Charleston White recently made some controversial remarks about King Von on DJ Akademiks‘ podcast, Fresh & Fit. White said that King Von’s death was not “unfortunate” and that the late rapper was a “demon.” These comments have sparked backlash from the rap community.
Charleston explains, “King Von was known to be a killer.” “A man who killed Black people. A man who was accused of killing a Black girl … He’s celebrated, right? You got celebrities who take pictures in front of his mural. What about his victims family? … Why don’t y’all ever speak for them?”
Charleston White Empathizes With the “Victims”
He went on to criticize Von for his success, saying that he “raps about his murders.” He also suggests that more attention should be given to the victims. White was likely alluding to the 2014 shooting incident, in which King Von was arrested for the deaths of Malcolm Stuckey and two other men. The charges against him were dropped in 2017 after witnesses failed to testify.
“Fu*k that idol! That idol is a demon! A self-proclaimed demon!” Charleston further said, “N***a, I don’t ride with demons. When did Black people start riding with demons, homie? We got grandmothers who pray, mothers who say, ‘Son, bless your food before you eat it.’ So I’m looking at this and everybody is siding with King Von.”
“What about these victims over here who nobody shining the light on? So, these people are hurting; they don’t have a voice. They don’t have nobody [who] can say, ‘Man, fuck them.’ But they saying, ‘Fu*k King Von because he’s been accused of killing their people.”
On November 6, 2020, Von was shot and killed during an altercation with Quando Rondo’s crew in Atlanta, Georgia. He was just 26 years old. Von’s death was a tragic loss for the music industry and for his loved ones.