YG Plays 'FTP' During L.A. Black Lives Matter Protest: 'All of Us Protesting Are on the Same Side'

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YG speaks during the YG x BLMLA x BLDPWR protest and march on June 7, 2020 in Los Angeles.

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.

"The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change," he shared on Instagram. "I wanted to document that so when they hear this song and think we are reckless and violent they see a peaceful protest of all different people coming together for a common cause. That is history."

He added: "That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods. All of us protesting are on the same side here..instead of questioning each other's activism we should be directing that energy at the cops and the government and helping to create the change we want to see. Stay focused and stop that social media judgement without knowing facts and hurting a cause we all a part of. We got a real enemy and it ain't each other. On my momma!"

In 2016, YG partnered with the late Nipsey Hussle for their controversial single "FDT," which was a scathing diss record aimed at President Trump.

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For anyone out there talking I don’t question your advocacy and don’t think you should question mine. See you gotta understand that a lot of people out there they see me as a N*gga. 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. The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change. I wanted to document that so when they hear this song and think we are reckless and violent they see a peaceful protest of all different people coming together for a common cause. That is history. That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods. All of us protesting are on the same side here..instead of questioning each other’s activism we should be directing that energy at the cops and the government and helping to create the change we want to see. Stay focused and stop that social media judgement without knowing facts and hurting a cause we all a part of. We got a real enemy and it ain’t eachother. On my momma! @yakooza

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