The hip-hop community is leading the latest social media campaign against Laura Ingraham. The controversial Fox News Channel host most recently came under fire for comments about Nipsey Hussle.
After the California rapper was gunned down, Ingraham referenced him on her program. Specifically, she mentioned a 2016 track that disparaged Donald Trump.
Though the song was released by YG, it featured Hussle — a distinction Ingraham did not appear to explain.
“Now, this dear artist recently released a song called ‘FTD,'” she told her viewers. “F Donald Trump.”
She mocked the song’s “very creative refrain” and echoed Trump talking points regarding unemployment numbers. Several popular musical artists are now calling for Fox News to take action against her.
Tank began a petition urging Fox News to fire the host. It has already attracted tens of thousands of signatures/
“We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole,” The Game wrote in an Instagram post.
He vowed to use his voice to ensure Hussle’s legacy is not “taken lightly.”
Snoop Dogg agreed, replying: “I’m in.”
T.I. shared his own take, calling the segment of Ingraham’s show “disgusting.”
In addition to his contribution to “FTD,” Hussle did speak out against Trump. During the 2016 election cycle, he called Trump “out of his mind” for his comments about immigrants.
“It says something about the American people if he do actually get elected,” he said during an April 2016 interview.