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Lil Baby attended the funeral of Bre’Asia Powell who was shot and killed during a graduation party in her high school’s parking lot on May 28. The service was held at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Atlanta. Lil Baby called for an end to gun violence while speaking at the service.

“What I do want to say to the youth, to like a younger generation, and I’m saying it as a ‘we,’ because I’m with y’all, we gotta change,” Lil Baby said. “A lot of time when people talk it’s more so like on the males, but I’m speaking for the males and the females. The females make the young males think this and that is cool when it’s not. So, the young boys doing this and that, and proving to the girls that they cool when all of it, in the end, it’s not cool. The same girls, they ain’t gon’ be with you, they gon’ be with the opps when you go to jail. I’m only here to not speak but like she said, we gotta come up with a plan and I’m here to help the plan.”

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Baby wasn’t the only Atlanta rapper in attendance. Young Dro also spoke with the crowd. “Get you some friends to push you to your potential, and you gotta listen to these adults too,” Dro advised.

“Myself and Mayor Andre Dickens were born and raised in the Adamsville community. We attended L.P. Miles Elementary School just like young Bre’Asia. So she’s a member of our community,” Atlanta City Council member Andrea L. Boone said. She later added: “A message to the parents: It’s the year of the youth. We want them to be busy during the summer months. We want them to have something creative, a job, we have so many people ready to hire our young people.”

Lil Baby At The Funeral

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $10,000 to anyone with information regarding the shooting. Bre’Asia’s aunt Sharon Williams called for witnesses to help the police with the case. “Why wouldn’t you share? Why wouldn’t you care enough? What if it was your niece, your sister? If it was your cousin, daughter, or granddaughter, why wouldn’t you want that person to be held accountable? They took a life,” she said, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.