JMSN - “Love Myself”
Not the greatest city by any means but damn proud of my roots in #Gardena. Seeing such negativity (deaths, drive bys, #drugs, #gangs) growing up gave me the fire to #succeed & dream for great heights b/c I didn’t want to end up dead or stuck in the vicious cycle I saw so many of my peers fall into. But, being raised around such surroundings gave me an edge, a mental toughness that has served me well to this day. As me n the homies say, “Lets #gangsta this shit & take over.”
#HumbleRoots #Graffiti #Hood #SouthBay #SouthBayPride
We’re angry, but we’re not sure we can win, so too often we turn to drugs. Which have been glamorized for no reason.
Is that how bad your life is, that you want to escape?
That’s the essence of intoxicants. And we all live so close to that line, and so far from satisfaction.
Justin Bieber is in trouble again because they found weed in his tour bus. The issue is that his manager @scooterbraun and/or his camp seems keen on keeping this pristine image of the Biebs. I say screw that and use this as an opportunity to have an HONEST & REAL conversation about drug use amongst young adults.
Bieber isn’t some 12 yr old anymore. WTF do parents think young adults just get in a circle & have cumbaya sessions? Lol. Weed is literally mad normal and everywhere on college campuses. Biebs should embrace an image of being a young adult w a little bit of edge. That doesn’t mean being reckless rock star but just being himself. He likes to have fun. What’s wrong w that? That’s normal of his age.Oh he has young fans? Hey you don’t think your kids haven’t heard of their friends smoking kush at age 13? Lol c’mon.
Society puts some of these artists on a pedestal as role models but the issue is that we put them sooo high it’s impossible to live up to it. As humans, were intrinsically flawed. But that’s the beauty of our living experience. The ups & downs. Even MLK was imperfect as he cheated on his wife. I still see the man as an icon regardless. Parents need to be more accountable for their shortcomings & stop blaming media figures.