The rapper behind the controversial single “FDT” (or “F*** Donald Trump”) has been charged with felony robbery after an altercation in a Las Vegas casino, TMZ reports.
Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson — better known by the rap sobriquet “YG” — was one of the two people behind the controversial, threat-laden 2016 song in which he and guest star Nipsey Hustle (classy, I know) threatened “to turn Black Panther” on then-candidate Trump.
According to TMZ, YG allegedly tore the chain off of an individual who initially asked to take a photo with the rapper. YG then reportedly made off with the necklace, along with its diamond pendant, inside a casino.
And since it’s a casino, of course there’s video evidence. Wise choice of places to do it, YG.
The incident reportedly took place in late May. According to TMZ, YG was at the Cosmopolitan at 4 a.m. (I’m sure he’s an early riser) when the individual approached him for a picture.
When YG’s entourage turned him away, the man apparently shouted that YG wasn’t a real celebrity. YG responded by tearing the chain off the man’s neck.
“We’re told the chain fell to the ground, and YG is then seen on video picking up the necklace pendant — valued somewhere between $3,000 and $9,000 — before taking off,” TMZ reported.
The victim is also suing YG for $250,000, claiming he was beat up afterwards by the rapper’s security.
There was no word whether any arrests were made immediately in regards to the assault allegation. However, as for YG, he turned himself in to Vegas police on Thursday on a felony robbery charge. He was released after posting $20,000 bail.
YG’s main foray into political protest has been the aforementioned “FDT,” although he probably ought to consider other forms of self-expression judging by the quality of the lyrics. Literally any other form of self-expression. This is a song where the refrain is “f*** Donald Trump, f*** Donald Trump / yeah, n****, f*** Donald Trump, yeah yeah, f*** Donald Trump.”
Other highlights of the tune, which was no doubt excerpted in The New Yorker prior to publication:
“I like white folks, but I don’t like you / All the n****s in the hood wanna fight you / Surprised the Nation of Islam ain’t tried to find you / Have a rally out in L.A., you know what’s up / Home of the Rodney King riot, we don’t give a f***.”
“Look, Reagan sold coke, Obama sold hope / Donald Trump spent his trust fund money on the vote.”
“Hold up, I f*** with Mexicans, got a plug with Mexicans / When the low low need a switch, who I call? A Mexican.”
“You vote Trump then you’re prolly on dope / And if you like me then you prolly ain’t know / And if you been to jail you can prolly still vote.”
According to Breitbart, YG was so impressed with the caliber of this tune that he called his late-2016 tour the “F*** Donald Trump Tour.”
YG, who hails from Compton, California, also handed out “F*** Donald Trump” bagels to Califorania voters, something that surely swung the state in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
In other words, this is pretty much YG’s brand nowadays. It’s not like he doesn’t have people urging him on, though. After all, he had over 20,000 fans singing along with the chorus of the song back at the Coachella Music Festival in April of 2016.
Whatever it was intended to do, it doesn’t seem to have worked. (Though that hasn’t stopped Democrats like Maxine Waters from trying to keep the act going.)
I would cheer up if I were YG, though.
If he can’t work things out with prosecutors and ends up being found guilty, he’s likely going to be spending at least some of the Trump administration in a place where he doesn’t have to worry much about politics. Or what to wear.
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