Rapper Vic Mensa says that rap is mostly to blame for the untimely passing of Juice Wrld earlier this month.

TMZ caught up with the rapper who did not hold back.

"I think that as members of the hip hop community, we need to take responsibility for the things that we say. We need to recognize that the sh*t that we talk about influences children," he explained.

"So, when we steady pushing a message of lean and Percocets and Xans, we are polluting the minds of the youth. We have a responsibility to give it to 'em in a real way, not to say you can't talk about your real life and the things that are happening, but I think that we need to start holding each other and ourselves accountable for our glorification of the drug culture. One hundred percent. That's just what it is. Anything else, that's parasitic to our people to just act like this is the sh*t to be on lean all the time."

Is Vic Mensa right?