It sounds like a no brainer to keep someone with a name like "OMB Bloodbath" out of the schools.
"Oh. No... that's wrong. That's wrong. No. I wouldn't go for that," said Mack Boyd, the grandparent of an Attucks Middle School student.
But according to the Houston Police Officers Union, the folks at Attucks Middle School in Sunnyside did back in mid-October.
Union president Joe Gamaldi just found out about the event and is furious.
"I find it absolutely abhorrent that any school would allow a gang member, a documented gang member who has a criminal history, come and perform in a gymnasium for a pep rally and talk about shooting people," Gamaldi says. "This is exactly what we try to keep our kids from."
OMB Bloodbath is an up-and-coming rapper from the Third Ward. Her real name is Alexandra Nicks and Gamaldi says she is a member of the 103 gang and she has a lengthy criminal history. It's not just Attucks. He says recently Hightower High School in Fort Bend hosted rapper Kenny Lou for a pep rally. His real name is Kenyon Tennessee. He's a member of the Early Boys gang out of Sunnyside and has an even longer and more violent criminal record than Nicks.
"Our officers are out there risking their lives every day to combat gang violence in our community and the school invites it in," said Gamaldi.
Fort Bend ISD says they have standards for performers and they're supposed to have positive messages. There were no complaints about Kenny Lou.
HISD released this statement: "HISD officials did not invite nor approve the presence of the local rapper at issue at its campuses. Through an investigation, it was determined that during pep rallies held at two campuses, the performers who were invited to attend allowed the rapper to perform without notifying the school administrators or obtaining previous authorization. Additional vetting practices have been instituted as the safety of our students is always our top priority."