The release of YG and Nipsey Hussle’s “FDT” (F*ck Donald Trump) reminded everyone of the social-political roots that Hip-Hop grew from and how powerful a weapon it can be. Having been inspired by Trump’s racist rants about Mexican people, the video shoot for the politically charged cut brought out many of the Donald’s protesters and went from a simple video shoot to a mini Anti-Trump rally.
In a recent interview YG and Nipsey explained why they decided to go after Donald Trump’s bad wig piece.
YG: It got to a point where [Trump] was disrespectin’, saying shit that makes no sense. 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.
Nipsey: 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
And even though he keeps it G’d up 24/7, Hussle did admit to keeping it cool, calm, and collected on the record.
To me, we kinda went light. We didn’t make it too threatening. We held it back and told the people how we was feeling.
Hit the flip for some Twitter and IG posts of the politically charged video shoot.