“It’s about population control.”

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Apparently, California lawmakers are considering lessening the penalty for those who knowingly expose their sexual partners to HIV. This new bill would make it a misdemeanor rather than a felony if someone has unprotected sex with their partner without disclosing their HIV positive status to them.

While speaking with TMZ, Lil Eazy-E expressed his thoughts on the proposed bill that have left politicians indecisive on whether or not to change HIV criminalization laws.  For those who may not know, Lil Eazy-E is the son of the late Eazy-E, from the rap group N.W.A., who contracted HIV Aids and ultimately lost his life due to complications from suffering with the diseases. Lil Eazy-E sees this potential bill as a means for “population control.”

“If you ask me, I think it’s population control,” Lil Eazy-E said. “For you just to be out here laying around with people unprotected and not letting them know that you are unsafe to have sex. You could have like a vendetta … You gotta have some consequences to stuff like that.” Lil Eazy-E stressed his opinion that knowingly exposing someone to HIV without telling them should absolutely be considered a felony, and there should be “consequences for that.”

He later explained that his father, who died from complications of AIDS in 1995, came from “a different era” and most likely didn’t have a full understanding of HIV and AIDS as we do today.

“My father’s situation is a whole lot different to this situation,” he said. “That was in a different era. Where [you] probably didn’t even have a full understanding of how serious this virus was. So, that’s a different topic. Nowadays, to save these kids and to save these individuals, you gotta let ’em know … That’s a whole different ball game with my daddy. Nowadays, it’s just crazy.”

Whether this bill is going to be passed or not, we are still unsure. However, I think Lil Eazy-E offered some very valuable words. We know more about HIV today then we did in the past. The most important thing you can do is to always protect yourself when having sexual relations with a partner, and continue to educate yourself and those around you about safe sex and the consequences of not protecting yourself.