Los Angeles Police Department officers wielding tasers shut down the video shoot for YG and Nipsey Hussle‘s “FDT (F— Donald Trump)” on Sunday after receiving tips about a large number of vehicles cruising on South Central city streets.
A spokesperson for the LAPD told Billboard that there were no arrests in the incident and that at press time there was no reliable count of how many officers and/or cruisers responded to the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and 71st Street. The spokesperson said that there was no violence among the “hundreds” of people who were asked to disperse after taking part in the video shoot, which was reportedly winding down as the police arrived.
There were, however, a number of citations given out (again, with no reliable count) for what the spokesperson said were likely infractions ranging from illegally modified exhaust systems to excessive speed and loitering for the general purpose of street racing.
TMZ reported that officers arrived in riot gear and had no idea that the fans were gathered to film a music video, many of who responded after YG posted a clip earlier in the day announcing the location of the shoot.
In one Instagram video of the incident, a man sitting on the hood of a white vehicle chanting the song’s profane refrain is seen telling an officer, “This is my car,” as the policeman closes in with his Taser in hand.
In another clip, an eyewitness reported, “First they pulled out tasers, then pistols, then SHOTGUNS. Not sure any of that was necessary, but my n—a @nipseyhussle executed like a professional. Hands up. We was all in a peaceful FUCK DONALD TRUMP mood.”
First they pulled out tasers, then pistols, then SHOTGUNS. Not sure any of that was necessary, but my nigga @nipseyhussle executed like a professional. Hands up. We was all in a peaceful FUCK DONALD TRUMP mood. No rioting, no fighting, we were together. I guess expressing political views with togetherness requires police to pull out shotguns.
One video depicted a fan getting mowed down by a car doing donuts in the middle of the street.
Billboard reached out to the YG and Nipsey Hussle camps for additional comment.