Outkast star Andre 3000 has landed in hot water after telling a magazine that heâ€™d like to buy a gun for his 9-year-old son.
The rapper â€“ real name Andre Benjamin â€“ said that his son Steven should carry a gun in future due to the heat of everyday life.
Heâ€™s quoted as saying: â€œI would want my son to carry a gun when he gets older. Itâ€™s just something you have got to have if you want to be safe.â€
But anti-gun campaigners have reacted angrily to the comments, saying that a man in his position should not support carrying guns.
A spokesperson for Mothers Against Guns said: â€œAndre 3000 is idolised by large numbers of young children throughout the world.
â€œHe is glorifying gun culture which has taken over the world and taken our children away from us.
â€œTo say he is going to encourage his son to carry one around when he is older is despicable.â€