As celebrities continue to protest across the nation in hopes of accelerating justice for George Floyd and the entire Black Lives Matter movement, YG participated in the action and had a resounding message for his detractors over the weekend.
"For anyone out there talking I don't question your advocacy and don't think you should question mine," he wrote in an Instagram post Monday (June 8) after protesting in Los Angeles alongside BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, Melina Abdullah of BLM LA and Kendrick Sampson in Hollywood. "See you gotta understand that a lot of people out there they see me as a N---a. They don't see the black proud man. They see a kid from Bompton and they expect violence. They hear FTP and they think I'm gonna come and burn my city. So we showed up and did it right. We proved them wrong."
Last week, YG released "FTP," a track that admonished the police force in the wake of the recent deaths of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. YG ruminated on the song's importance and its true meaning in his caption, as well.