Earlier this week, YG and Nipsey Hussle made headlines when they dropped their track "FDT," a diss song aimed at billionaire blowhard and current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump.
Through the song, the duo address many of their issues with Trump's campaign, but in a recent interview with Billboard, YG and Nipsey got the chance to go into a bit more detail on their reasoning behind the song and their views on politics.
There are a few excerpts from the interview stand out among the rest. First, YG was asked what got them to take their frustrations with Donald Trump to the studio:
"Oh man, a million things. It got to a point where [Trump] was disrespectin', saying shit that makes no sense. Me and Nip always talk about doing real shit about these politics, stepping up and saying stuff other motherfuckers are not doing so we finally hit the studio and really did it."
Later in the interview, Nipsey Hussle was asked if there was a specific moment of the Trump campaign that really pissed him off:
"Overall just hearing his stance on Hispanic people, especially being from L.A. Him being so vocal and one-sided on how he feels about Mexican people as far as categorizing [them] as illegal immigrants and that they make no positive contributions to the country. Number one, I’m from L.A. so I grew up with Mexican people and number two, I see Mexican people at all my concerts that really support. I felt like they needed somebody to ride for ‘em."
When asked if there was a current candidate that they support, Nipsey admitted he had some homework to do before making a final decision:
"Man, I’ma be honest. I’m not even fully informed on every [candidate’s] principles and the stances they’re taking with their campaign. I just feel like what I’ve heard from Trump is unbelievable."
Like many in the country, while Nipsey Hussle and YG are unsure who they want to take the White House next January, they are absolutely positive they don't want it to be Trump. You can read the whole interview here, check out "FDT" over here, and watch YG's chat with Fuse below: