Our politics continue to spiral downhill, and the devolution is largely cheered by the Left. Coachella is a music festival held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. My modest knowledge of popular culture suggests that it is a big deal, attended by such luminaries as Johnny Manziel and various Kardashians and Jenners. Among the headliners today was a rapper known as YG who performed, to the ecstatic cheers of 20,000, a “song” called “F*** Donald Trump.” The lyrics suggest, among other things, that Trump should be murdered:
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, or whatever it is, was co-written by two gang bangers, one a Crip and the other a Blood. Here you can see YG leading the crowd in chants of “F*** Donald Trump.”
Normally such conduct would be cause for concern. One can only imagine the hysteria if a country band had released a song called “F*** Barack Obama” that demeaned him in foul language and called for his assassination. But when it comes to Trump, all bets are off. Crazed expressions of hate, no matter how low-grade, are permitted and even encouraged.
Thus, Billboard took admiring notice of the “F*** Donald Trump” collaboration:
Billboard recently spoke to YG and Hussle about their explicit political stance. “It got to a point where [Trump] was disrespectin’, saying shit that makes no sense,” said YG. “Me and Nip always talk about doing real shit about these politics, stepping up and saying stuff other motherf—ers are not doing so we finally hit the studio and really did it.”
Nip added, “It was honestly a combo of me and YG. We were just talking about using our voices and YG had a concept for a song called “F— Donald Trump.” ‘Let’s do a F— Donald Trump record,’ he said. Immediately, I said, ‘Let’s do it.’”
Billboard has come a long way from the Dave Clark Five.
MTV loved the “song,” too:
The message of YG and Nipsey Hussle’s new video is clear: like the song says, “Fuck Donald Trump.”
But there’s more to it. The California natives begin the video for their anti-Trump anthem with a lengthy message scrawled across the screen. It includes the following idea: “Our opinion is that in the age of a technologically empowered and nuclear armed planet, separation is the enemy.” Clearly, they feel like Trump is a proponent of that separation and so they provide a piece of advice — “Register ASAP and choose wisely” — to try to keep him out of office.
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.
So two criminal gangs unite in opposing the Trump campaign! In days gone by, that would have been considered a plus for the candidate. No longer, apparently.
Political assassination is a serious matter. I don’t know whether Trump will win the Republican nomination or not, but if he does, he will be at greater risk of assassination than any politician of modern times. Never in my lifetime has there been a politician against whom such insane displays of hatred have been condoned, not even Ronald Reagan. If Trump should be murdered, as YG and Nipsey Hussle advocate, blame will not stop with the Crips and the Bloods.