“And if your ass do win, you gong prolly get smoked”
Entitled ‘F**k Donald Trump’, the track was performed live in front of 20,000 people at the Coachella music festival this past weekend by hip-hop artists YG and Nipsey Hussle.
The lyrics for the song openly invoke death threats against Trump and vow to stage violence if he takes the Oval Office.
Here are some choice excerpts;
All the niggas in the hood wanna fight you
Surprised El Chapo ain’t tried to snipe you
Surprised the Nation of Islam ain’t tried to find you
Have a rally out in L.A., we gon fuck it up
Home of the Rodney King riot, we don’t give a fuck
You built walls? We gong prolly dig holes
And if your ass do win, you gong prolly get smoked
F**k nigga, f**k you!
When me and Nip link, that’s Bloods and Crips
Where your L.A. rally? We gon crash your shit
The song also explicitly encourages criminals to commit voter fraud with the line, “And if you been to jail you can prolly still vote.”
The line, “He got me appreciating Obama way more,” makes it clear where YG and Nipsey Hussle stand politically.
Despite the violent content of the lyrics, the track is being hailed by the music media.
“The black-and-white visuals serve as a de facto anti-Trump rally, as YG and Nip are joined by hundreds, marching in the street and uniting across genders, ages, races and sets — YG, a Blood, and Nispey Hussle, a Crip — for a singular cause,” writes MTV’s Adam Fleischer.
Presumably, Fleischer thinks that openly inviting the murder of the potential future president is a worthy “cause”.
This is not the first example of a rap song that endorses the assassination of a presidential contender being praised by the media.
As we previously highlighted, a track entitled “F*ck Trump Anthem” contains a number of violent threats towards the presidential candidate, including a vow to cave Trump’s head in with a shovel and a promise that if he visits Baltimore, Trump will “die”. One of the lines in the rap also talks about filling Trump with hollow point bullets.
The track was hailed by Billboard.com as a powerful “viral protest song,” who noted that it landed a “barrage of verbal blows on Trump”.
One wonders what the reaction would have been if a group of hillbillies from Alabama had made a music video for a song in which they threatened to kill Hillary Clinton.
I don’t think it would have received much air play on MTV.