Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocks the late Nipsey Hussle; Game & T.I. respond
Right-wing Fox News host Laura Ingraham has come under fire for mocking the late Nipsey Hussle while reporting on his memorial service on her show The Ingraham Angle on Friday. "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’ – F Donald Trump," she said smugly. (It is worth noting that the song was released not "recently" but three years ago, and it was released by YG. Nipsey has a guest verse on the song.) Ingraham then played part of the song (only a part with YG), and then joked, "Now that’s a very creative refrain," before adding, "So... the chorus it goes on and on. Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?."
Fellow rappers The Game, Snoop Dogg, and T.I. have since taken shots at Ingraham, and a petition has been launched to get Ingraham fired. It currently has over 11,500 signatures.
The Game wrote on Instagram:
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 !!!!! 🙏🏾
Snoop responded to The Game's IG post, saying "I'm In." T.I. also posted:
This is Disgusting! You both are vile despicable, poor excuses for people.
My expectations have already decreased so much for mankind in the past couple weeks that this hardly surprised me... especially from @foxnews But rest assured that sooner than later you’ll BOTH see... WE ALL GET OUR TURN TO LIVE THROUGH OUR OWN PERSONAL TRAGEDY... and watch how many people dance in the streets,laugh and crack distasteful inappropriate jokes when it’s YOUR TURN!!!! Karma is constant & the laws of reciprocity ARE IN ORDER!!!! Neither of you WILL EVER know or experience the level of love, appreciation and respect that Nip has... EVEN IN DEATH!!! So let that sizzle in ya lil hateful,demonic spirits. And with that... I’m logging off IG at least a month or so... 🖕🏽
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