Hundreds of people gathered together at the House of Hope church in Georgia on Tuesday for a town hall discussion on the killings of black people at the hands of police officers. The meeting got a little heated during a disagreement between Lyfe Jennings and David Banner, with Tyrese stepping in to calm the situation down.
The meeting comes after the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, with people wanting to seek a solution to the ever-growing problem.
Jennings and Banner appeared to be gearing up for fisticuffs as they stood up in the middle of a yelling match. Jennings lashed out at Banner’s suggestion that the Black community should consider arming themselves against police officers.
“Boy, you sound crazy! You sound crazy!” Jennings said in reaction to Banner’s comment. “Ok, that’s fine. But that’s me. What we’re going through is crazy, but we ain’t going to create more of it by telling these people to bring f***ing guns against the police!”
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Tyrese stepped in to try to diffuse the situation, separating the men and reminding them that there were children in the room.
Banner reminded people to focus on the situation at hand and not the argument.
Lyfe also addressed the tense incident, writing, “Woke up to a lot of media and questions about last night discussions. I have nothing but respect for this man first of all. I think debate is necessary to find solutions. And despite disagreement this is my brother and I support his movement period.