Philly Rapper and PTSD Advocate, Lefty releases video for “Jodi Ann Arias” song
PHOENIX - Jan. 11, 2016 - PRLog -- Domestic violence and PTSD are not topics that you’ll often see in rap videos but strangely enough Rapper, Kareem “Lefty” Williams who resides in Phoenix is changing this. In the past year, Williams has received a lot of coverage and criticism for his support of alleged domestic violence victim and convicted murderer, Jodi Arias. Arias became a household name when she was charged for the murder of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander whom she says had abused her over the span of their five month relationship. Arias was convicted in 2015 and is serving a life without parole sentence for the murder. Williams who is also a writer was covering the case and attending the proceeding when he began to strongly believe that the media was biased and wrongly characterizing Jodi as a monster. So, after researching PTSD and learning about Jodi’s past, Williams became an Arias advocate. His interest extended to interrelating the case into music. While many penned books and scripts about Jodi Arias, Williams made a song about the situation. Over the year Williams has shown support for Arias and visited her. Arias penned a letter in support of the video.
“I just want to bring awareness to the fact that PTSD is real and many women are in fact being abused by their partners. Sometimes this spirals into a situation in which they are killed or vice versa. I just want to share my perspective,” said Williams. The video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHJBYV8FaBo&feature=y...) features domestic violence survivors and is entitled “Jodi Ann Arias” directed by Michael Cardoza.