Paris Attacks Lead to More Than 100 Deaths, Hip-Hop and R&B Community React
The world is in a state of shock as a number of coordinated terrorist attacks happened throughout Paris tonight (Nov. 13). According to ABC News, over 100 people are dead in a series of assaults that included explosions, shootings and a hostage situation.
The highest death toll may be at the Le Bataclan theater where California rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing. According to reports, Paris Deputy Mayor Klugman says more than 118 people died at Le Bataclan. Two terrorists were also killed after police raided the venue. A soccer stadium, where apparently one or two explosions occurred, and a Cambodian restaurant are also among the other locations that were targeted in the attacks.
The explosions took place near the Stade de France stadium, according to ABC News sources. Germany was playing against France in a soccer match at the time. President François Hollande was at the game at the time and was immediately evacuated.
Several rappers and singers went on Twitter to send their support for the people of Paris and condolences to the victims’ families.
Read the rest of the reactions below.
"We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance the government and the people of France need to respond." —@POTUS
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 13, 2015
Pray for people in Paris
— Tony Yayo (@TonyYayo) November 13, 2015
Damn… Prayers to Paris and all my peoples out there.
— Marco Polo (@marcopolobeats) November 13, 2015
My thoughts are with everyone in Paris. Absolutely terrifying to hear what is happening. #Prayers4Paris
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) November 13, 2015
Just heard about Paris, praying for you all right now ❤️❤️
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 13, 2015
— acehood (@Acehood) November 13, 2015
Pray for Paris
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) November 13, 2015
Praying for Paris
— Noah Shebib (@OVO40) November 14, 2015
Man, oh man… This world we live in! Nothing can stop hate but love and prayer. I send many many prayers up for you Paris!
— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) November 14, 2015
Sending all my thoughts and prayers to Paris.
— GRACE (@OfficialGrace) November 14, 2015
Extremely saddened by the terrorist attacks on Paris tonight. #Prayers4Paris
— El DeBarge (@ElDeBarge) November 14, 2015
Man. Just literally heard about #Paris (was filming earlier I wasn't aware) this is so heartbreaking man. This is beyond the "thoughts and prayers go to" post. Paris took us in from the cold and gave us a home. I've performed and chilled at #Bataclan more times than I can remember. The staff and people there….look I dunno what to say man….I'm at a lost for words….#WeNeedPeace. Praying that Paris heals. Praying the world can heal.