Emotions are extremely high for people across the length and breadth of the US as the discussion over excessive force by cops and respect for police was escalated after NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed on Saturday.

The incident caused many observers to voice their opinions on social media, including California rapper Game. The “Don’t Shoot” rhymer used his Instagram page to post what has been seen as a controversial message. Game received backlash for writing, “I guess y’all ‘can’t breathe’ either.”

Critics took Game’s statement as disrespectful toward the lives and family members of Liu and Ramos who were gunned down while simply sitting in their police car in Brooklyn.

Game returned to IG to explain the original post was not directed at the two slain officers. He contends it was a response to pro-police protesters that had been mocking the “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts created to show support for Eric Garner.

What do you think his intentions where?