Brooklyn rapper Necro has found himself thrust into the spotlight of a big Canadian murder trial.
Here is some background from HipHopCanada:
If you follow Canadian news, you’d likely be aware of the Victoria “Tori” Stafford case. Tori was an eight-year old girl abducted from Woodstock, Ontario on April 8, 2009, and subsequently murdered. On April 30, 2010, Terri-Lynne McClintic pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. McClintic’s co-accused, Michael Thomas Rafferty, is currently on trial and charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, and first-degree murder. Earlier today in court, McClintic was cross-examined intently by Rafferty’s defence lawyer who suggested that his client is innocent and that McClintic was the “driving force” in Tori’s death.
This is a really sad story. Necro comes into play when defence lawyer Dirk Derstine asked Mclintic about her taste in music and Mclintic said she had been listening to Necro, who the court described as a "death rapper."
More from HipHopCanada:
Early Friday, Derstine played clips of Necro’s “Garbage Bag” and “Dead Body Disposal” along with referencing other songs found on McClintic’s iPod. After admitting that she liked to listen to those types of records when she’s angry, the defence began implying that she was driven to the point of killing and pushed over the edge by the influence of the music and (of course) Rafferty, who doesn’t listen to Necro by comparison, is innocent. McClintic claims she didn’t remember if she listened to Necro as she walked up to Tori’s school on the day of the disappearance, but admitted to police after her arrest that she had listened to the artist earlier that afternoon.
Necro "Dead Body Disposal"
Necro "Garbage Bag"
Now look, it boggles my mind that people listen to this shit but the defense of music as a scapegoat for people just being completely fucking bat shit crazy must stop.
Necro has released (an all caps) statement about being mentioned at the trial where he talks about not condoning harm against children and sends his condolences to the family:
I SEE I AM BEING MENTIONED IN THIS BIG CANADA MURDER TRIAL
I WASNT GONNA SAY ANYTHING BUT IT SEEMS ALOT OF FANS WANT ME TO ADDRESS THIS
I DO NOT SUPPORT THE KILLING OF KIDS
I LOVE CHILDREN AND FEEL THEY SHOULD BE PROTECTED AND LOVED AND CARED FOR, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE YOUR FAMILY
IM AGAINST ANYTHING THAT BRINGS HARM TO CHILDREN
ALOT OF US GREW UP MESSED UP BECAUSE WE WERENT LOVED AS KIDS OR GOT SCREWED OVER
AS FOR THIS CASE – EVERY FEW YEARS SOME LAYWER OR COURT OR NEWSPAPER TRIES TO BLAME SOME RAPPER OR METAL GROUP, BUT THATS CRAP, WETHER OZZY, OR JUDAS PRIEST, OR ICP, OR NOW NECRO
WE ALL HAVE 100,000 TO A MILLION FANS+ AND NONE OF THEM DO THESE TYPES OF THINGS, SO YOU CANT BLAME THE ACTIONS OF ONE OR A FEW KIDS ON AN ARTIST
AND IF YOU ARE GONNA ATTACK MUSICIANS THEN YOU GOTTA ATTACK MOVIES WHICH ARE MORE VISUAL
BUT YOU KNOW WHY NOONE ATTACKS MOVIES? BECAUSE ITS EASY TO ATTACK AN INDIE ARTIST OR STRUGGLING BAND, BUT ITS MUCH HARDER TO ATTACK ONE OF THE MAJOR MOVIE COMPANIES
MAJOR RECORD LABELS WILL THROW THEIR ARTIST UNDER THE BUS AND DROP THEM IN A SECOND, BUT YOU CANT DROP A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE
AND MOVIES ARE USUALLY 5 TO 50 MILLION IN COST, BUT MUSICIANS USUALLY HAVE NO MORE THAN 100K TO A MILLION INVESTED
SO WE GET ATTACKED FIRST ALWAYS AND MOVIES AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS LEFT ALONE
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BAD PARENTS AND HORRIBLE SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD
TEACH YOUR KIDS AND SHOW THEM LOVE
IF ANYTHING IM MORE IN TOUCH WITH YOUR KIDS THAN THE PARENTS OR SCHOOLS ARE IN A POSITIVE WAY BECAUSE I TALK TO THE KIDS DAILY ONLINE, I RESPOND, AND YOU SEE ME MAKING POSITIVE MOVES IN LIFE REVOLVING AROUND ART, WETHER OR NOT THE ART IS VIOLENT OR NOT IS NOT THE POINT, ITS ART!!!!!
YOU CANT BLAME SOMEONE THAT CREATES VIOLENT MUSIC WHEN THE WORLD HAS BEEN VIOLENT SINCE IT STARTED, WAR AFTER WAR
I JUST REFLECT THE REALITY IN MY MUSIC
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS
I DO NOT SUPPORT THAT ACT AND NEVER PROMOTE MY FANS TO DO THAT