TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) -- Saturday fans will fill Fairpark to welcome rapper Swae Lee back home.
"When I visit now it's like something's missing but yeah it's like...It's just a reality I had to face," said Lee.
Today grammy-nominated rapper Swae lee visited his hometown of Tupelo for the first time since his stepfather Michael Sullivan was murdered earlier this year.
"You know what I'm saying 2020 has been a crazy year."
In addition to his tragedy, the rapper also acknowledged the reality of his community.
Dealing with a pandemic and a divided country
"I just realized early that like it's good black people it's good white people, it's good Mexican people."
Lee urging his community to hold on a little while longer
"When things get their worse, that's all they can do is get better," said Swae.
On Saturday, Tupelo will officially make November 21 "Swae Day".
"Swae day tomorrow it's an honor, you know, I did so much for the city me and my bro," said Lee.
Expecting large crowds there, he urges the community to play it safe while we try to slow the spread.
"Definitely want everybody to stay clean, wash their hands put their masks on, and yeah we can vibe," said Lee.
Tomorrow's event starts at 11 am here in Fairpark.