“And my son’s telling me, 'Well, we didn’t have school today, technically.' I’m like, 'What… What’s going on?' He said, 'Well there was, like, a school shooting drill.' I never heard of this. You know what this is? They have drills that they make kids do, uh, where they practice what to do if somebody comes to shoot up their school. I’d never heard of that before. I was like, 'What the fuck?' I had to tell my sons the truth. I didn’t want to tell them this shit. 'Son… Son, listen to me. Fuck that drill. If somebody comes to your school and wants to shoot it up, I’m just gonna be honest with you. You probably gonna get shot, nigga. I’m just being real. You got a famous dad. I talk a lot of shit. They gonna be gunning for you, little buddy. Just stay low and run in a zigzag pattern, and don’t try to save anybody, son. Do you understand me?' Why would you have kids rehearse for some shit they have no control over? All you’re doing is training these kids to worry.”
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