Following the release of YG and Nipsey Hussle‘s politically charged protest track “FDT” — an acronym for “F–k Donald Trump” that rallies against the Republican presidential candidate, the Secret Service has apparently reached out to YG’s Def Jam label to peruse the content of his upcoming album.
“Secret Service hollered at the label,” the Compton rapper recently told TMZ while he was at Los Angeles International Airport. “They asked if they could see the lyrics on my album to see if I’m talking about it on my album. ‘Cause I’m talking about it on my album, they gon’ try to take it off the shelf.” (This calls to mind another L.A. based talent, N.W.A who received a letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1989 following the release of their controversial track “F–k Tha Police.)
Few details are known about YG’s sophomore studio effort, the follow-up to 2014’s Krazy Life, but the standalone release “FDT” (which was recorded in “less than an hour,” per Nipsey ) has already ruffled some feathers among blue suits. Cops shut down the “FDT” video shoot on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and 71st Street in L.A. last month. An LAPD spokesperson said there was no violence among the “hundreds” of people that gathered for the shoot though citations were handed out likely because of infractions ranging from illegally modified exhaust systems to excessive speed and loitering for the general purpose of street racing.
“We tryna touch the people, we tryna motivate all the young people to vote,” continued YG, who likened Trump to “cancer” on the DJ Swish-produced track and urged the youth to exercise their vote. “Go really take your time out and vote on who should be in office ’cause it’s important, you feel me. If not, it could be all bad for us.”
Reps for YG and his label were not immediately available for comment.