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As crime spirals out of control in inner-cities, parents are calling on Congress to outlaw drill rap music.

One example of the negative influence drill music has on Black youth is Ja Morant’s descent from NBA superstar to video thug.

Ja Morant, 23, was suspended by Memphis Grizzlies for flashing a gun in a live-stream video at a strip club in Denver earlier this month.

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The point guard is currently in a rehab center in Florida undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse. Sports analysts say Morant probably won’t return to the NBA this season due to his troubling behavior.

Former Lakers star Patrick Beverley says bad parenting and drill music influenced Ja Morant’s thug behavior.

“Lost his mind … Parenting, parenting,” Beverley said. “I think music has a lot to do with this now. You know, especially with this culture. Everyone holding a gun in the video is okay. You know, bling on your teeth is okay. Pants half down your ass, that’s okay. So, that’s like okay now.”

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Beverley (pictured) compared today’s violent music scene to the peaceful 1980s club scene.

“Back in the day there was a mutherf***** on the beach in a silk shirt talking about some ‘Yeah, baby, let’s party like we’re in the 80s.’ Everybody had on silk shirts and everybody was dressed the same. It’s just a product of what we listen to. The culture now is ‘shoot ’em up, bang, bang, shoot ’em up, bend you over, I got this amount of money, I’m on private jets, that that that.’ That’s what the younger generation is. Sadly to say it shouldn’t be based on our music, but it is mostly based on what we listen to and that’s how it is.”