Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Cites Kendrick Lamar Song as Evidence
Sprinter accused of playing "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" during argument with girlfriend he later shot
Of the many bizarre things to come out of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, this might be one of the strangest details. The South African double-amputee sprinter shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013, in what he claims was an accident after mistaking her for an intruder. On Thursday, April 10, the 27-year-old was questioned by prosecutors about his alleged mistreatment of the late model, and among the evidence they submitted were text messages describing an incident in which he supposedly played Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” after a heated argumet.
“I’m scared of you sometimes and how u snap at me and of how you will react to me,” she wrote in one message, NME reports. “You make me happy 90% of the time and I think we are amazing together but I am not some other bitch you may know trying to kill your vibe.”
Pistorius allegedly played the song in his car while they were driving following a disagreement.
“I was upset that you just left me after we got food to go talk to a guy and I was standing right behind you watching you touch his arm and ignore me,” he replied to her. “And when I spoke up you introduced me which you could’ve done but when I left you just kept on chatting to him when clearly I was upset. I asked Martin to put on that Kendrick Lamar album in the car and don’t know it. Granted that it was a shit song but you should’ve just lent forward and whispered in my ear to change it seeing as I had to drive to pick up your friend.”
The prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, asked Pistorius if the song was, in fact, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” The sprinter said he wasn’t sure, to which Nel responded by saying Steenkamp would be justified in feeling offended by that song, but “we can’t ask her.”