Notable rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle teamed up to musically acknowledge their hate for Donald Trump. Their collaboration “F**k Trump” (“FDT”) serves as an anti-Donald Trump anthem.
California natives YG and Nipsey Hussle have collaborated before but not on such a symbolic tip. According to MTV News, these rappers come from rival gangs: one is a Blood and one is a Crip. Nonetheless, the two have joined together against Donald Trump and his political antics.
During their recent video shoot in Los Angeles, cops swarmed to disperse the crowd shouting, “F**k Donald Trump!” Earlier that day, Nipsey Hussle tweeted an address for the video shoot and told people to RSVP then pull up!
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) April 3, 2016
Hundreds of people showed up to support YG And Nipsey. They chimed in on the catchy chorus “F**k Donald Trump.” It was the scene of a music video, which explains the chants, but Los Angeles Police Department thought things were getting out of control. According to TMZ, about 100 people fell in behind the rappers while they shot the video Sunday in South Los Angeles.
Shoutout to the West Coast FDT https://t.co/NuGuFjOxM5
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Cops arrived in riot gear to shut down what they thought was a riot in the making. Residents called the police to complain about the cars cruising up and down the street and people who crowded the area to watch the making of the video.
Witnesses told TMZ there was at least one car out of control on the set. It was a Corvette doing donuts in the street and eventually took out a bystander, who was not hurt during the incident.
YG and Nipsey Hussle — Cops Shut Down 'F*** Donald Trump' Video Shoot https://t.co/17haF36NpN
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Nonetheless, YG and Hussle say the majority of the footage was shot before the cops shut them down. Clips of the video have been released by Complex Music.
“FDT” opens with Tahjila Davis, a college student, speaking on the Trump rally at Valdosta State University, where she and several black students were kicked out the rally, reportedly because they were black, according to Tahjila Davis.
“I think we got kicked out because we’re a group of black people and like, I guess people…what’s going on in America, they’re afraid we’re gonna say something or do something, but we just wanted to watch the rally, and to get kicked out because we’re a group of black people is really crazy,” Davis said.
Immediately afterwards, YG enters with his “FDT” rant.
“I like white folks, but I don’t like you,” he begins in his verse.
YG admits that he and friends attended a Trump rally in Atlanta with the intent to disrupt it, which was not Davis and her groups’ intention. As YG neared the crowd of gathers, Trump was beginning his speech about the Mexican-American border. After hearing his thoughts, YG and Nipsey decided to collaborate because, in their words, “Trump is cancer to American Society.”
In an interview with Billboard, the rappers explain in detail their disgust for Trump and why the song was a must.
“Overall just hearing his stance on Hispanic people, especially being from L.A. Him being so vocal and one-sided on how he feels about Mexican people as far as categorizing [them] as illegal immigrants and that they make no positive contributions to the country. Number one, I’m from L.A. so I grew up with Mexican people and number two, I see Mexican people at all my concerts that really support. I felt like they needed somebody to ride for ’em.
“Honestly, that was one of the things that really turned me off to Trump aside from me having an assertion that he was just a privileged rich dude that got an out-of-touch view of the world. That made me [feel] like dude is definitely out of his mind and our country sounding crazy for even taking him as a legitimate candidate. It says something about the American people if he do actually get elected.”
Their intention is to reach an audience who may choose not to vote.
Nipsey hopes to reach those undecided in this year’s election, saying, “You vote Trump, then you’re probably on dope.”
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