How to Get Shot In Compton

Someone confronted by these merry pranksters would be justified in brandishing a firearm in self-defense. How long before these pranks lead to a terminal ballistic solution? Not long. Check out the gun held behind the heads of two TwinZsters at 3:25, gangsta-style. Meanwhile, it’s interesting to note that . . .

none of the “victims” moved off the X. Well, one moved backwards, preparing to fight. Another attempts to deescalate before pushing the perv. This video is a sad reflection on both its creators and the culture of violence that motivates young [black] men to automatically meet aggression with aggression. Did I bracketize black? I guess that makes me – or the white TwinZ TV dudes – racists. At least I’m not a stupid racist.


  1. avatar 0351 says:

    I’ve seen several of their videos, not because I think they’re funny, but because it astounds me that they haven’t been killed yet. Part thinks it actually shows surprising restraint on the part of some of the gang bangers they mess with… I truly dislike my generation at times.

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      Yeah. I also find it interesting that Black “pranksters” aren’t doing this type of thing in West Virginia or New Jersey in a trashy redneck community.

      I once asked a Black soldier I served with in the 82nd why there were so few Black airborne soldiers. He told me it was because most Black people have enough common sense not to get a job jumping out of airplanes.

      Food for thought.

      1. avatar ThomasR says:

        Nope. Instead, they do the “knock out game” on unsuspecting white and asian people with out giving them a chance at a fair fight.

        1. avatar TheBear says:

          That’s still:

          A. Largely unfilmed

          B. A lot less dangerous (for the hitter-er at least)

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      I’m pretty sure the whole thing is fake. The guy at the one minute mark is having trouble not laughing during the fight. I, on the other hand, had no trouble not laughing during the entire video.

      1. avatar Another Robert says:

        The big guy in the blue shirt? I caught that too…but fake or not, it’s still too damn stupid for my taste.

    3. avatar N says:

      This from those who had the seemly dumb blonde bimbo talking about defensive guns. If you can’t tell everyone is in on this then your situational awareness is that of a dead cat.

      1. avatar ThomasR says:

        Sorry to tell you N. You are the one that can’t tell real from faked.

        The way the two “pranksters” (death wish dumbasses) at the end of the video talk about the gun pointed at the back of their heads. They were scared and obviously in an adrenaline dump rush when they realized how close they came to being killed.

  2. avatar working4change says:

    WTF!? Twinz… your ignorant morons, your pranks will get you killed.

    Plus, NOT FUNNY!

    1. avatar Jon says:

      I laugh my ass off!!!

      With that said they are playing with fire!!!

    2. avatar vv ind says:

      Similar foolish prank: last clip kid does in fact get shot.

      1. avatar Roymond says:

        I have trouble feeling any sympathy for the guy who actually got shot. Running a “prank” like that is like playing Russian roulette with reality.

      2. avatar Ovidio G says:

        Wow, good reaction that guy!

        1. avatar Removed_californian says:

          Way to keep collected that guy. I think he could have gotten a shot off a little quicker though, but maybe he just wasn’t sure that the other guy had a gun. Either way good shot.

  3. avatar TheBear says:

    There are a lot of these, “Let’s antagonize black people with pranks for views!” videos on Youtube.

    Unfortunately, not enough people are pointing out how racist it is.

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      Watch the video, they pick fights with white boys too.

      1. avatar Ethan says:

        Still Racist. Basically lets go to “the bad part of town and bang on the glass and see how the animals react”.

        Honestly, think about it hard enough, and that’s where it gets its entertainment value.

        Actually, technically its not “racist” as much as it is supremely elitist. They don’t screw with these guys because of their skin color, they screw with them because they’re not from as nice a neighborhood as the stunt crew.

        1. avatar TheBear says:

          Elitist is probably a better way to put it.

  4. avatar Coffee Addict says:

    It’s a self correcting problem. Give it time.

  5. avatar Rokurota says:

    Wait. They avoided getting capped by wearing mankinis. How long before Everytown and the NCGV advocates mankinis instead of CCWs?

  6. That is so insanely dangerous, but, funny as all get out.

  7. avatar CZJay says:

    Remember this is the internet. Not everything you see is real/true, especially when it makes them money.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      Next thing you’ll claim is wrasslin’ ain’t real either.

    2. avatar Didymus says:

      What about your date with the French model

  8. avatar Siris says:

    Proof that even a big strong black man is afraid of a small penis..

    1. avatar Jjimmyjomga says:

      Could be contagious…

  9. avatar Dan H. says:

    Man. They don’t even get it after, they’re just like “ooh got a gun pulled on us”. That guy was ready to kill them both the second he flanked them, while they were acting like they wanted to start something, he was getting ready to finish it. And if they had waited even a couple seconds longer in their obliviousness to drop trou, the guy might have.

    1. avatar Ethan says:

      I’ve seen that move in confrontations, and used it a few times occasionally myself (sans pistol) when a situation looks like it might escalate.

      Someone like that knows whats up before these two Darwin award candidates even start talking. He just walks casually by like he’s not a part of this scene, and immediately turns into back their blind spot and prepares for a single, fight-ending strike.

      Its essentially a counter-ambush-ambush, using social norms as leverage to take a stroll directly to the enemies weak spot. Its brilliant really.

      1. avatar vv ind says:

        Flanking the enemy-brilliant- yes. Sneaking behind the enemy and firing a gun directly into your group of buddies – not exactly brilliant

        1. avatar Nate says:

          Depends how much you like them.

        2. avatar LarryinTX says:

          I hope none of us set ourselves up to need one hand on our crotch holding our pants up after we draw. I like his gangsta aiming procedure, too, first get behind somebody, then pop them from inches. While holding your crotch.

  10. avatar EJQ says:

    I’m surprised the ones these two provoked didn’t stand there and laugh their butts off.

    That said, two guys (black, white, purple, whatever) provoke a fight with my (white) son, they most likely get the same reaction, he’s ready. I don’t think race had much to do with it, except it was easier to provoke. When everyone’s the same race, the wannabe fighters have to actually think of something other than “Nobody uses my Redbox but me.”

  11. avatar Ing says:

    I am ashamed to admit that I laughed through the whole thing. It shouldn’t have been funny, but somehow it was.

    That said, these a**holes are cruising for a bruising. If they keep doing that kind of crap, they probably are going to get shot, or at least beaten within an inch of their lives — and they’ll deserve it.

  12. avatar Larry says:

    It’s on the internet it’s gotta be real !

  13. avatar Nick says:

    I lost interest at about the 2 minute mark. Growing up in The Bronx in NYC in the 70’s, these guys would have been hit before they finished their first sentence. You can’t go around threatening bodily harm. It’s not funny.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      “You can’t go around threatening bodily harm. It’s not funny.”

      I know people who don’t screw around with pushing and flapping their jaws. They don’t like fights and never go looking for them. If a fight finds them, however, they make it a point to IMMEDIATELY take out their attacker once the attacker has (stupidly) announced their intention to attack. Had these people I know been the target of these “pranks”, the “pranksters” would be unconscious on the concrete … and quite possibly at risk of losing their lives from the impact of their head on the concrete.

    2. avatar Matt Richardson says:

      I giggled quite a bit. I grew up in this area and what they did MIGHT actually work though they’re likely to run across the wrong individual(s) who wouldn’t be impressed by their performance.

      White guys not only walked up to dudes in the middle of black neighborhoods and challenged them, which will raise eyebrows and make people think these dudes were off their meds (or recording) but stripping down naked further threw things out of the realm of normal and freaked everybody out. Notice a lot of guys were grinning or chuckling prior to the strip down. They knew these guys weren’t right.

      That said, as soon as the one party flanked them the hair on the back of my neck stood up. That had all the elements of a REALLY bad interaction. I hope it was staged.

  14. avatar M J Johnson says:

    Someone will eventually decide to clean out the gene pool and *will* pull the trigger instead of running away.

  15. avatar tdiinva (Now in Wisconsin) says:

    Did it ever occur to anybody that these are all staged? Do you really think that your basic gangbanger isn’t going to kick these guys ass?

  16. avatar Another Robert says:

    I stopped thinking people couldn’t get any more stupid some time ago–but this is still a shock. This is EPA-certified industrial-grade stupid.

  17. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    This is an example of what gun grabbers are all about: they want to protect people like these jackasses who go around threatening to assault people as a “prank”. After all, we cannot have some mild-mannered responsible person go and shoot someone just because the other person threatened them. It might be a prank. Or it might be someone who has a hard time controlling their temper who just wants to throw a couple punches and blow-off some steam. It wouldn’t be right to shoot someone who just wants to throw a couple punches and blow off some steam, right?

    Yes. Gun grabbers expect us to be punching bags and good sports about being the object of other people’s “pranks”.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      We have to give them room to destroy, right?

  18. avatar Anonymous says:

    So… Moral of the story…

    Do wear freakishly odd homo outfits and strip to homo outfit when approached by gang members.

    Do not go around picking fights with people. Especially people you don’t know. Especially people you don’t know in gang land.

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      Do wear freakishly odd homo outfits

      I would, but I’m not into DEEP concealment…

      1. avatar Anonymous says:

        If you really reached in ” * “DEEP” * ” to pull out your concealed piece… they would be more afraid of you than your gun.

  19. these morons deserve to get a real good azz kicking . bothering people like that is not funny. they should b charged with assult.

  20. avatar Nick says:

    This has to be staged. I don’t get how everyone just “runs” away when these idiots strip down? Also, at 3:16 the guy in red walks by. At first i thought he was trying to flank them, but the 2 idiots didn’t even give him a look. This is not inner city type shit.

  21. avatar Tom in Georgia says:

    I suppose the sheer contrast between the reactions of blacks vs. white is of interest, but I found it funny only once, and after that just distasteful. Two things that bother me. One is the obvious – they provoke only black people, not white ones, and the other is perhaps only obvious to those of us who carry a gun to begin with, that of being a bit more aware of their surroundings. That dude was just THIS CLOSE to having his head blown off and I don’t think he could have possibly been less aware. What’s that saying in Latin now….”morituri, non es saluant” Those who are about to die – just don’t know? Something like that.

    I don’t know what’s more depressing about the whole thing – the violence/poor judgement on the part of blacks, or the stupidity on the part of these yahoos, or that modern American culture has come not only to this but even makes money off of it. I only know that had they done that to me, I would not have shot them, but certainly would have hit them, mankini or not, for their sheer stupidity. And I bet even the judge, regardless of race or gender, would have approved, if not necessarily acquitted me (before heading to chambers for a stiff drink or three).


  22. avatar DCJ says:

    I have not been to Compton in decades and do not miss it one bit. But I have found over the years that (almost always) someone who boasts that they are going to kick your ass, really is just boasting. Guys that are going to do you harm either do it or give you a slight second chance.

    I hope reverse Darwinism takes these guys offline…

  23. avatar michael adams says:

    I’m really surprised no one gave them a hard punt between the uprights trying to put the orbs into orbit. That would have been my first move, tied with reaching for my pistol.

  24. avatar actionphysicalman says:

    I didn’t have to work that hard to almost get shot in Compton. I just rode a bus through it with a black woman (my wife at the time). Actually, I took shit all over the area for that and that was only 20 years ago.

  25. avatar Gunr says:

    Makes me sad to watch that. I wore one of those things on my wedding night, and my wife hasn’t had sex with me for 25 years!

  26. avatar SuperG says:

    Wow, stupid suburbanites not even begging to recognize they are harassing real sociopaths. It is just a matter of time before one or all get killed.

  27. avatar Corpral_Agarn says:

    Holy wow.

    Those two were seconds from death. The guy with the pistol looked like he was going to take care of business.

    I hope they know that.

  28. avatar Ralph says:

    Gay Outta Compton.

  29. avatar Xanthro says:

    Unless it is staged, why would the face of the person in the red who walks past them then turns around and has a gun pointed at them have his face blurred?
    Everyone else, in that encounter, you can see the person’s face. The only blurred face, and it is deliberate, is the person with the firearm. His face has been obscured in the video before he walks past them and while he has the gun in his hand.
    Why obscure the face of the person brandishing a firearm, unless the whole thing was stage and you don’t want that person identified by the police?

  30. avatar MeRp says:

    I’m kind of surprised that the guy with the gun didn’t pull the trigger when he saw what they were wearing. Unless it was fake. Which seems far more likely.
    Meanwhile, the guy at the red box just wanted to watch a movie. He didn’t even escalate as quickly or as high as was probably appropriate given the circumstances.

  31. avatar Roymond says:

    Those outfits are a real thing? I thought they were just something someone came up with for some kind of publicity stunt!

  32. avatar Shin says:

    Obvious fake. Not one person persisted to fight. They were within arms reach and could easily have been punched.

  33. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Fake, but funny enough to watch once.

  34. avatar Dustin says:

    I watched this video. I’m a racist now. Everyone who has a brain is racist. Ban brains! It could be a double edged sword… If there are no brains for the shambling undead democrats to eat, will all the zombies finally starve?

  35. avatar Noah says:

    It’s well known that these videos are fake. Try again TTAG.

  36. avatar 5Spot says:

    Other than the last scene with the pistol drawn, the third guy was strapped too.

    Compton as a whole is way played up. Had to work in the field for a few weeks there near the HS. Not that bad. Don’t where blue or red.

  37. avatar Fuque says:

    I’m too damn old for this shit….

  38. avatar Alan Rose says:

    I’d like to think this is fake, but watch again. As they approach the group, one guy looks at the shooter like, “You got this?” Then he moves around and into position.

    1. avatar ThomasR says:

      Yep. This was a move they had used before. And then the reaction of the “pranksters” at the end of the video. They were obviously in an adrenaline dump at almost being killed.

      What I find interesting is how many people can’t accept how this could be real and not staged.

      Yes, people really can be this dumb.

  39. avatar DGM says:

    LOL, Hipsters pulling guns on people, acting like they’re thugs..

  40. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    I guess I’m too old to understand these dumbfunks. I’ve spent lots of time in horrible black neighborhoods(the southside,westside,eastside of Chiraq,Gary,IN,Harvey,Il and deep in places like Altgeld Gardens,ETC)…been attacked on the EL in Chicago and a few other places too. Yeah I’ve seen this doofus hipsters before but damn some brothers I’ve known would fook them up just for fun. Darwin would be proud…

  41. avatar Jjimmyjomga says:

    Kentucky Fried Movie…Super Dave

  42. avatar Remasculated says:

    Good Lord, people. It’s all scripted and staged. smh

  43. avatar George says:


  44. avatar LordGopu says:

    Lol in the video still image it looks like the guy with the gun is doing a crotch grab too. He probably isn’t (I didn’t watch the vid) but the angle makes it look like it.

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