Rapper 21 Savage on shooting at community event: 'It ain't right'

21 Savage helps kids get ready to go back to school

ATLANTA — A man is behind bars after police said he sparked a scare at a community event.

Cellphone video shows the chaotic scene after detectives said the suspect opened fire at a northeast Atlanta park.

Atlanta rapper, 21 Savage, was at the event on Saturday to show his support for his community.

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When Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez spoke to him at his own back to school event on Sunday, he made it clear he doesn't want his name associated with what happened.

"It ain't right. People need to think about their actions and coming together to push positivity," he said.

Hundreds of parents and kids were able to cross out several items on their back to school list Sunday after the rapper hosted his third annual back-to-school event in the Decatur neighborhood where he grew up.


“Now I’m able to do it on a bigger platform," he said.

Amber Burtos drove from College Park to DeKalb County to get supplies for her boys.

“It’s his money, he can do what he wants to. He doesn’t have to give it to nobody. It’s a personal choice to do this for them. I think it’s incredible," she said.

While 21 Savage could have allowed the shooting that took place at another community event he attended overshadow the work he’s doing, he didn’t.

Instead, he expressed his concern that this man would open fire at an event meant to help kids.

"Get this negativity stuff away and teach the kids that grown people can come together and do something positive," he said.