Several gangster rappers appear to be threatening to stop watching Fox News unless the network fires top-rated host Laura Ingraham over allegedly dismissive remarks she made last week about the late rapper Nipsey Hussle, who died late last month after being shot by a gangbanger.
Surely, the network is shaking.
“So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful c-nt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc,” gangster rapper The Game wrote in Instagram Monday.
The Game continued his bizarre diatribe by writing that “if our demographic doesn’t effect that,” i.e., if his attempted boycott of Fox News fails since nobody in his community even watches the network, “we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!!”
See his full post below:
So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc… if our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!! We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole. I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same. Nips passing nor his legacy is to be taken lightly as there will be consequences for any disrespect now or in the future as long as I have a voice !!! I’m asking all of my followers, fans, friends & family to spread this video with demands of #LauraIngrahams termination immediately !!!!! This is not a game & my brothers untimely demise has noticeably shifted the world & brought people from all ethnicity’s together in mourning. There is a power in that, that will be used & action will be taken from now going forward. We will not be accepting any apology from her… we want her fired, PERIOD !!!!! #TheMarathonContinues ??? DO NOT LET THIS SLIDE MY PEOPLE. I know you can feel the energy NIP left all of us.. I know you feel it !!!!! ??
Other rappers — including TI, who’s previously defended his decision to glorify the gang-banging street life, and Snoop Dogg, who’s previously fantasized about assassinating President Donald Trump — have issued similar declarations, with the latter writing “I’m in” as a comment to The Game’s post.
So what exactly did Ingraham do? She laughed while speaking about one of Hussle’s poorest-performing songs, “FDT,” which is short for “F-ck Donald Trump” and was featured on the rapper YG’s 2016 album, “Still Brazy.” Sang alongside YG, a proud member of the Bloods street gang, the song only reached the #50 position on Billboard’s “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” list.
Some of Hussle’s significantly better songs have reached as high as #11.
“Yesterday in L.A., thousands lined the streets to say goodbye to rapper Nipsey Hussle. Now this dear artist recently released a song called ‘FDT,'” Ingraham began during last Friday’s episode of “The Ingraham Angle.” She then played a clip from the song’s accompanying music video.
“OK, now that’s a very creative refrain,” the host added sarcastically after the video finished playing.
“Creative” was a nice way of putting it. The entire song is teeming with bigoted rhetoric about President Donald Trump and his supporters, whom Hussle suggested are ignorant dope addicts.
“You vote Trump then you’re prolly on dope,” Hussle sang. “And if you like me then you prolly ain’t know. And if you been to jail you can prolly still vote. We let this n-gga win, we gon’ prolly feel broke. You build walls, we gon’ prolly dig holes. And if your ass do win, you gon’ prolly get smoked.”
The digging holes remark was a reference to digging a hole for a dead body. It’s unclear whether Hussle had been dreaming of digging holes for the president or his working-class supporters.
Listen to Ingraham below:
“So the chorus it goes on and on. Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?” she sarcastically added, referring to Trump’s economic accomplishments.
By every economic indicator, the Trump economy has been a boon for the black community. To be fair, Hussle and YG recorded their song before the president won the 2016 election. Yet not once did the two either retract their song or apologize for having misjudged the president.
If anything, the two continued to behave like, well, gangbangers.
After a black reporter made a joke about rap mogul P Diddy two years ago, for instance, Hussle threatened to find the reporter and “beat yo ass.” He also derided the reporter as a “white washed Samuel L. Jackson in DJANGO ass” who’d “COON’d you own people to try to fit it on mainstream TV.”
The “beat yo ass” remark was made to TMZ, while the other remarks were posted to Twitter:
While Hussle was a talented artist to many who’d produced a range of popular music, it’s unclear why members of the rap community believe that his death excuses his past poor behavior and likewise makes it a practically illegal faux pas to criticize him and his prior actions.
Ingraham has for her part completely ignored the controversy, likely because, one, prior attempts to spur her removal from Fox News have invariably fallen flat, and two, she recognizes that she’d done nothing wrong when she poked fun at Hussle’s disrespectful song, as noted by social media:
@IngrahamAngle you did nothing wrong you were laughing at the lyrics to that horrid song not the death of nipsey , any common sensed person knows this .. your good
— Fatima Jefferson (@pidcock07) April 15, 2019
Laura Ingraham did nothing wrong she was laughing at the fact that the song was stupid, not the fact that the guy died
— Obamahater44 (@Obamahater441) April 15, 2019
@IngrahamAngle you did nothing wrong
— JJ (@MJ_S0ulja) April 15, 2019
Of course, members of the rap community disagree and have made sure to highlight their rage to Ingraham via the most vile, grammatically incorrect tweets humanely possible.
@IngrahamAngle bitch fck yo pale faced ass I’m sick of you mocking my people nothing is funny about Nipsey death you stupid looking bitch @fox32news fck y’all too keep letting this hoe be stupid u mfs the next to get boycotted!! Tf wrong wit yall??
— KILLA CALI (@dionde26) April 16, 2019
Idk how you @IngrahamAngle still have you job after the disrespect you displayed towards @NipseyHussle. Not even a day after he’s being layed to rest. & you talkin bout shit you don’t know about. You prolly suck and fuck to keep your job. Dumb bitch
— ♿️I N D I C U H ? (@northsidejane) April 15, 2019
@IngrahamAngle i dont know what made u laugh at the death of an icon like Nipsey Hussle but its fuckin disgusting and u, a piece of fuckin shit, should not only be fired, but I sincerely hope the ABSOLUTE WORSE FOR U. WHAT THE FUCK WAS SO FUNNY AND WHAT MADE YOU THINK ITS OK TO
— ?Cody Jones? (@CoDyJoN3s19) April 16, 2019
Fuck u you long face bitch,keep nipsey name out yo mouth @IngrahamAngle
— durdyboyz_D (@bikelife_slim90) April 16, 2019
Such brilliant, cogent thoughts …
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