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Rapper ignites controversy leaving Las Vegas firing range

Posted: 11:36 PM, Jan 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-26 19:33:25Z

An 18-second video posted by rapper Post Malone has ignited a debate over whether it was too soon for him to celebrate taking a ride in a machine gun-equipped Humvee headed toward the Las Vegas Strip.

Those replying to the "Rockstar" rapper's tweet Wednesday night said it was "in bad taste" because it's still so close to the 1 October massacre on the Las Vegas Strip that killed 58 and wounded hundreds more.

 

Malone took to Twitter just hours later clarifying the machine gun on the vehicle from Battlefield Vegas was not functional.

With more people continue to argue over the post, Malone then issued an apology on Twitter late Thursday morning.

13 Action News reached out to Battlefield Vegas for comment on the controversy, but was told the company had no comment.