On Sunday, YG partnered with Black Lives Matter to hold a peaceful protest in Hollywood, CA. Between 40,000 to 50,000 people reportedly attended the protest. Now, the Compton rapper is under fire for reportedly filming a music video during the protest.
People took to social media to talk about how the protest seemed more like a music video shoot than anything else. YG, who was posted up in a crowd of people on Hollywood and Vine, reportedly showed up to the protest, played his new song, “FTP (F*** The Police),” shot the video and dipped.
Rapper Chika took to IGTV to slam YG for what he apparently did. She says she doesn’t have any personal issues with YG, but thinks he’s “stupid.”
“You’re capitalizing off of people being fucking tired,” she said. “I give a fuck about these people who died and making sure no one else dies, that’s why we’re out here…People are willing to put their bodies on the front lines for your stupid ass music video. No one even listens to you outside of California.”
YG then took to IG and Twitter to respond to the people who believed he shot a music video at the protest. “For anyone out there talking I don’t question your advocacy and don’t think you should question mine,” YG stated.
See you gotta understand that a lot of people out there they see me as a N*gga. They don’t see the black proud man. They see a kid from Bompton and they expect violence. They hear FTP and they think I’m gonna come and burn my city. So we showed up and did it right. We proved them wrong. The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change. I wanted to document that so when they hear this song and think we are reckless and violent they see a peaceful protest of all different people coming together for a common cause. That is history. That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods.
All of us protesting are on the same side here..instead of questioning each other’s activism we should be directing that energy at the cops and the government and helping to create the change we want to see. Stay focused and stop that social media judgement without knowing facts and hurting a cause we all a part of. We got a real enemy and it ain’t eachother. On my momma! 🎥 @yakooza