Rapper Boosie Badazz has responded to the police shooting in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which left three officers dead (video below).
In a video released by TMZ following the deadly police shooting, Boosie says that he believes the killing of Baton Rouge man Alton Sterling played a part in the tragic shooting and that the violence may not stop until officers are convicted for Sterling's death.
"It’s a lot of anger down there, a lot of people are angry down there. Everybody I’m talking to when I call home, they mad," Boosie said in the video, reported Complex. "I don't think it’s going to stop until they really start convicting officers for doing what they do. If they don’t start convicting officers of what they’re doing, it’s just going to keep on escalating."
While the rapper says he thinks the violence is going to continue, he said that he doesn't condone it or think it's right.
"We've been going through a lot of stuff in Baton Rouge for so long, and this was their time to ... just express their madness," he said. "But I just tell everybody to calm down and let's just try to find a better way. I don't know the better way, but I just say calm down and try to find a better way."
Watch the full video of Boosie's statement below.