( 4UMF NEWS ) Cops Show Up To YG’s Anti-Donald Trump Video Shoot:
Cops disrupted rapper YG and Nipsey Hussle’s anti-Donald Trump music video shoot as it blocked traffic in south Los Angeles both Sunday and Monday.
About two dozen LAPD officers crashed the latest shoot at 3:30 p.m. Monday, pushing throngs of fans out of a street after about 100 people huddled around the West Coast hip hop artists.
“They were stepping on the middle of the roadway,” Officer Mike Lopez told the Daily News.
The recording was for a profanity laced, politically charged track berating the Republican front-runner for pledging to build a towering border wall between the United States and Mexico, in addition to targeting Black Lives Matter protesters at rallies.
The first meetup on Sunday attracted a barricade of police on the ground and a LAPD helicopter above watching the crowd of about 100 people. Neither incident resulted in any arrests. It’s unclear if the rappers obtained permits to record their music videos.
The confrontation did not stop the rappers from finishing their “F— Donald Trump” shoot as officers watched. The rappers wrapped up at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Lopez said.
Among the stunts that garnered attention from law enforcement was in which a musician sat in a vehicle’s sunroof as its driver did doughnuts, according to an Instagram video. Several videos show fans marching up and down streets, following the rappers while chanting “F— Donald Trump” in unison.
Last week, the rappers released a track featuring a news clip of Tajhila Davis, a Valdosta State University student who was among two dozen black students booted from a rally a Valdosta, Ga., rally in late February.
“I think we got kicked out because we’re a group of black people,” Davis cried. “They’re afraid we’re going to say or do something.”
LA rapper Nipsey Hussle, a stage name for 30-year-old Ermias Asghedom, said Trump’s stance against migrants — especially Hispanics — was the tipping point for their anti-Trump duet. He and YG went to bat against Trump in an interview with Billboard.
“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,” Nipsey Hussle told Billboard. “I felt like they needed somebody to ride for ’em.”
In their lyrics, the rappers reflected on the joke-ish start to Trump’s presidential campaign last June.
“Dude is definitely out of his mind and our country sounding crazy for even taking him as a legitimate candidate,” he added. “It says something about the American people if he do actually get elected.”
The musicians also made a pledge of their own in their lyrics. Should Trump schedule a rally on their home turf before the June 7 Republican primary, both rappers plan to “crash your s—.”