Celebrity News And Gossip: Fabolous Says When You Turn 16 In New York People No Longer Say Happy Birthday But “You Old Enough To Go To The Island Now”
Generally, people enjoy celebrating their birthdays and for good reason too. Parties are thrown with friends and family in attendance and sometimes, gifts are given to the celebrant. However, John David Jackson, known professionally as Fabolous, thinks when you turn 16 in New York, people tell you that you now old enough to get incarcerated. At that point, nobody’s wishing you happy birthday but reminding you of reality. He wrote, ‘When you turn 16 in New York, niggas don’t even say Happy Birthday.. They say “You old enough to go to The Island now!!”’
However, not everyone agrees with the sixteen age he mentioned. One follower wrote, “16 isn’t old enough for the Island anymore. It’s 18 now. Juvi age went up.”
Another Instagram user believes kids wouldn’t go to jail if they were raised right, ‘Well my oldest son is 16 from Brooklyn & is an honor roll student! It’s called “Good Parenting”!’
Another commented, “16 year olds in NY don’t go to the island anymore”.
“They did change it you gotta be 18 for the Rock now,” someone confirmed.
Meanwhile, one commenter believes the problem with kids that age are different, “Facts!! 16yrs old trouble is different”.
One fan intoxicated with the idea of ruling the streets wrote, “My mentor show me how to walk in the streets how to buy even the cops”.
Another backed Fabolous and wants this challenged. “Blessings Fab, that’s a real subject to push for! Teenagers / adolescents should not be incarcerated with grown adults! @nycmayorsoffice @nycmayor I think teenagers need outlets, summer youth jobs, after school jobs, more internships for the less fortunate!”
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When you turn 16 in New York, niggas don’t even say Happy Birthday.. They say “You old enough to go to The Island now!!” 😩 [shot by @ox.ography] #NoMoreDFY #ShitWasAllGoodJustAWeekAgo #YouWitTheBigBoysNow #16YearOldsGetChargedAsAAdultInNY #ButYouReallyStillAKidSMH #AndBeingLockedUpWitGrownMen #ThatAgeLawNeedsToBeChanged #ToAtLeast18YrsOld
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