Hip-Hop Reacts to Donald Trump Presidential Win: 'Only in Amerikkka'
After gaining the loud support of rappers including Jay Z, Chance the Rapper, YG and Pusha T, many in the hip-hop nation were left slack-jawed on Tuesday night (Nov. 8) as the reality of Republican Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton became evident. From the expected comments about keeping calm and carrying on from Twitter power user Questlove of the Roots ("Meditates. Waits. Keeps Cool.) to a profane tweet of disbelief from Snoop Dogg("F--k. This s--t."), plenty of rappers had strong reactions to the news.
Here's what some in the hip-hop nation said:
Diddy took a spiritual approach to the news.
Snoop Dogg couldn't believe it, and asked Drake if there's room Up North.
Public Enemy's Chuck D couldn't deal at all.
Hitler Is Real #meinTrump— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 9, 2016
Rick Ross preached resiliency.
Remain resilient.— Yung Rénzél -- (@rickyrozay) November 9, 2016
Macklemore posted a lengthy post about moving on and teaching his daughter to love... "all people."
I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But...It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment
Killer Mike, meanwhile, was having a hard time letting it go, but said in the end he (and we) will be alright.
My role was to speak on behalf of my community. The DNC said Fuck my community and did what they felt best (cheated Sanders) there ya go! https://t.co/FewN0j6fgz— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) November 9, 2016
We will be ok https://t.co/mIpJpad774— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) November 9, 2016
Talib Kweli didn't hide his disappointment.
I was wrong. I thought America couldn't possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 9, 2016
DJ Green Lantern was scared.
Protect your family .— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) November 9, 2016
And Tinashe had no words.
Sick. Disgusted. Heartbroken.— TINASHE (@Tinashe) November 9, 2016
Questlove was taking deep breaths.
I was gonna stress myself to sleep. But fuck that (I'm cussing sorry) I'm NOT letting this stress me out one bit. Don't get me wrong I am MAD AS HELL. But I have to practice what I preach. The amount of time I devote to meditating and not letting speculation or bad energy rule my life---for me to just spazz out would be counter productive. I'll be honest I went through 6 drafts of this. Erasing every last word cause I didn't even believe it as i typed it. I'm just saying: I got a laundry list to the top of Mt Fuji of things I've overcome and still managed to survive---I'm just praying whatever strength I was given to make it through the hard times of yesteryear, that this strength and power revive me and all of my people (women, those of different religious background, LGBTQIAs, prisoners, the poor, the imm---look it's 4am...---I don't feel like doing an 8th draft---some of my friends gonna be angry as all hell. Some will point fingers---nevermind....I got nothing. Right now. ---nothing
Arrested Development's members said now that Trump has won our character might be tested.
Donald Trump has won. Now is a test of everyone's faith and character. #GodBeWithUs— ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (@ADtheBAND) November 9, 2016
Meek Mill broke it down this way.
David Banner said you should just wake up and "continue to be Black in America."
Don't freak out. Go to sleep, wake up and continue to be Black in America.— DAVID BANNER (@davidbanner) November 9, 2016
Lil B just sent his love.
Sending my love to the people of the United States right now, this is the tone of the people right now - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 9, 2016
And Mack Wilds couldn't even form a sentence.
wow. wow wow. wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowwow....— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) November 9, 2016
Jim Jones asks America to stay focused
Only thing I'm sayin is trump is our pres cool deep down inside most of us knew it could happen money still rules Th world and our country is no different wit Tht being said BILLS still have to be paid CHILDREN still have to b RAISED our presidents shouldnt change ur ambition or ur dreams it shouldnt change ur mind set of positively and aggressively reachin ur goals most of us dont worry about who's Th president until it's time to elect a new president then we all have political options out Th blue may b if we pay more attention to politics like we do IG Twitter and our favorite tv shows then our opinions will b backed up wit way more action Like I said it may sound ignint to some but GET ur MONEY stay focus don't b fooled we all are livin the American Dream we just need to wake up and make it a reality #Elcapo