I agree with you to a point. You are absolutely right that that's how he got his money in the beginning, off the misery of others. And believe me, I have very little sympathy for drug dealers (and I'm not talking about the dude who sells weed). Thing is though, we all do what we know and some of us do better when we know better. I see him as the latter.
Even his music has evolved. This is a dude who went from "big pimpin" to "excuse me miss," from "d'evils" to "beach chair." So I guess long *** I believe we *** hate people, if there is something to be hated we should hate what they do and if they are not doing it anymore we don't have to totally dismiss what they did in the past but we should also admire their evolution. My 2
On the topic of masking, I think someone revealed their mask in that Michelle Obama thread. Something that was said struck as very odd. Just observing to confirm right now...