Slavery is still a very real thing in Libya.
Arab slave auctioneers were secretly taped selling bodies for as little as $400 to become farm laborers in a recent report by CNN. News has spread and inspired many to call for an end to the horrific practice. Hip Hop stars such as Nas, T.I., Diddy and Cardi B have recently spoken out about the situation.
The Libya slave trade is nothing new, however. It’s been going on for awhile, especially since former Libyan Muammar Gadaffi was captured and killed in 2011. His death has been seen as a destabilizing moment in the country, a point which T.I. brought up in a tweet.
Nas dedicated a few Instagram posts to bring awareness to what’s going in Libya and even tagged President Donald Trump in one.
Cardi B had a lot to say about what’s going on as well, calling out the United Nations during an Instagram Live session.
“The United Nations never mind they fuckin’ business,” she said. “They always in someone business or bullshit, all the time. I don’t understand why they not making it their problem or priority, to help what’s going on in Libya.”
She opined that the U.N. hasn’t acted out of pure convenience.
Diddy, Common, Pharrell, Azealia Banks and Fat Joe are just a few of the other Hip Hop artists who have addressed the grim situation in Libya.
Check out some of the rappers speaking out below.
If you want to help, try supporting the International Organization for Migration or donate to a cause like Free The Slaves. Feel free to also contact U.S. Ambassador to the U.N Nikki Haley to help put an end to slavery now.