A.I. the Anomaly

A.I. the Anomaly is Helping Bring Peace to a Shaken Buffalo Community After Shooting

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, a mass shooting occurred in Buffalo, New York. It took place at a Tops Friendly Markets store, in the Kingsley neighborhood of Eastern Buffalo.

Ten people were killed in this attack, and three others were injured. 11 of those victims were Black.

The accused shooter, Payton S. Gendron, live-streamed the murders on Twitch. The 18-year-old is now in police custody and charged with murder in the 1st degree.

Gendron is reported to have written a manifesto, describing himself as a White supremacist, ethno-nationalist, and national socialist motivated to commit political violence. He voiced support for the far-right “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory in the context of a supposed “White Genocide”. The attack has been described as an act of domestic terrorism, and the incident is being investigated as racially motivated. The Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, promised policy changes in the state as a result of the attack while condemning the shooter and consoling the victims’ families. [source]

Christian rap artist A.I. the Anomaly frequently talks about coming from the East side of Buffalo. In these neighborhoods, she works with young creatives and youth to provide artistic expression and freedom. For her it’s not just a job or ministry, it’s life.

She’s already given much back to her community, and yet, there’s still more work to be done.

“I know you all know that I am heavily involved in serving my Buffalo NY community, particularly the Eastside. My church is located about a block away from the TOPS which left the lives of 10 dead and a hole in the hearts of the families. We are devastated because many of the victims live within walking distance. In response to this tragedy our church is turning our sanctuary into a food depot starting next week,” A.I. the Anomaly told Rapzilla.

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“Another way to support is by purchasing an ‘Overcome Evil with Good’. Shirt through the A.I. shop. Proceeds will pour into the initiative happening at our church,” she said.

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She was also on a radio program to talk about mental health and her community.

 

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Keep it locked to A.I.’s Instagram page for updates and ways to help. Once the shock of this tragedy has passed over the community, there will be more work to be done. For sure, A.I. will be going “All In.”








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Justin Sarachik

Written by Justin Sarachik

Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rapzilla.com. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. He also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.

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