Donald Trump has had his fair share of upset musicians. In some cases, it stems from Trump using their music for his campaign without their permission; in other cases, just getting on their bad side.
Now a rare 1992 MTV News interview with late rapper Tupac Shakur has surfaced. Shakur was interviewed while he was in the studio. Shakur discussed Trump and how America has become greedy when most of the nation is poor. The Daily Caller recalls Shakur’s rare interview.
“This world is such a ‘gimmie, gimmie, gimmie.’ Everybody back off,” stated Shakur. “Everybody is taught that from school … if you want to be successful — if you want to be like Trump — it’s gimmie, gimmie, gimmie, push, push, push, crush, crush, crush.”
Shakur goes on to further explain how people like Donald Trump represent greed in America, and how wrong it is that in society these people, like Trump never give to those who are poor and continue to step on them.
This wasn’t the first time Shakur spoke on the subject of poverty in America. In a report posted by The Independent, Shakur was quoted from Resurrection as saying:
“Every day, I’m standing outside trying to sing my way in: We are hungry, please let us in We are hungry, please let us in. After about a week that song is gonna change to: We hungry, we need some food. After two, three weeks, it’s like: Give me the food Or I’m breaking down the door. After a year you’re just like: I’m picking the lock. Coming through the door blasting.”
Shakur was shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996 after attending the Mike Tyson/Bruce Sheldon fight at the MGM Grand with Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight. Shakur would succumb to his injuries six days later.
This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has gotten in the crosshairs of a musician. Earlier last year, Trump used rocker Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” during one of his campaign rallies. This prompted Young to send out a cease and desist letter from his attorneys to Trump’s campaign. Young would later follow up with comments that the U.S. government is suffering from a corrupt corporate takeover. Trump would later cease using the song, though Young gave his blessing to Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
Donald Trump has further irritated other musicians while using their music without permission. Pop singer Adele was not happy when Trump used her hit singles “Rolling in The Deep” at an event in conjunction with his endorsement of Sarah Palin. Trump also played her Oscar-winning hit single “Skyfall” at other events. Adele’s spokesman would later tell CNN that she never gave permission for Trump to use said songs.
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
Other artists have spoken out about Donald Trump. Singer John Legend called Trump “a racist” during his mini-feud with son Donald Trump Jr. Legend’s wife, model Chrissy Tegen isn’t a fan of Trump either. Rapper Wakka Flocka Flame would later go on to criticize Trump in a series of tweets in response to Trumps bigoted comments about minorities. Other rappers including Wyclef Jean, Jeezy, and Meek Mill, also criticized Trump for his bigotry and racism against Mexicans.
Singer and actor Tyrese made a post on his Instagram account criticizing Trump for his comments against Muslims.
Though Donald Trump continues to win the required amount of delegates to win the Republican nomination, it’s inevitable that he is not supported nor liked by many, and continues to be called out for his greed and racist antics.
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