The rap and entertainment world is mourning the loss of Takeoff from the rap group Migos after he was tragically gunned down at a Houston area bowling alley.
Deion Sanders used the incident as a teaching lesson for his Jackson State program. In fact, since the team is headed that way, he made one thing clear to them when they get to their hotel: Do not leave.
Takeoff was reportedly shot and killed at the age of 28 after an argument during a dice game that included Offset.
JSU will travel to Houston to take on Texas Southern. Sanders told his team that they would be confined to the hotel in the wake of the incident.
“Takeoff was murdered in a dice game in Houston — where we’re going,” Sanders said.
“The eliminates all y’all leaving the hotel. Cuz it ain’t happening, until I give you further notice,” Sanders told the team. “Whatever her name is, whoever she is, parents…everybody, they gonna come to the hotel to visit you because y’all ain’t leaving.”
The 55-year-old then explained to his team they may need to make drastic life changes to prevent similar incidents from happening to them. Sanders told the team that as they move along in life they would have to change their address, which means they may need to cut ties as they move to the next level.
“Now you guys are Jackson State royalty. You ain’t nobody. You’re not who you were a year ago. You’re not even who you’re gonna be a year from now. Which is a blessing,” Sanders said. “But you can’t continuously do the things you’ve always done and expect to get the results. It’s going to have to be a change.”
“You’re going to have to change if you expect change. You can’t do it,” Sanders said. “It’s going to come to a time — they can talk about you, they can mock you, they can ridicule you, they can cuss you out, clown you, whatever — but you’re going to have to disconnect. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to.”
“I’m sad because it always seems like it’s us, but we wanna say we matter, we wanna say we keep it 100, but it’s always us!”
“I’m just sick and tired of the consistency of people, that are influential to you, are leaving us consistently — that’s our rappers,” Sanders said.
Jackson State will look to improve to 9-0 this week as it faces a much-improved Texas Southern program.
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