Watch Borat roast Kanye West, Donald Trump and U2 at Kennedy Center Honors event

On the subject of the rise of antisemitism in America and Kanye West, Borat said it was “not fair” because “Kazakhstan is number one Jew-crushing nation”. “Stop stealing our hobby,” he told the crowd. “Your Kanye, he tried to move to Kazakhstan and even change his name to Kazakhstan-Ye West. But we said no. He too antisemitic even for us.”

Borat then moved on to the real reason he was present at the Kennedy Center Honors – “to make congratulation to Irish rocking roll band by the name of Me Too”. As Bono and The Edge laughed on in the audience, Borat said: “I have a message for you from my Premiere, it is hot off the fax.”

After reading a message in the Kazakh language, he explained: “It translate to mean, ‘Please remove your wretched album from my new iPhone 6’.”

He continued: “Your band fight oppression around the world – stop it! Do not come to Kazakhstan with your goody two shoes meddling or you will be placed on our new stretching machines and your bodies will move in mysterious ways.”

Borat then launched into a version of U2’s ‘With Or Without You’, describing it as being about “the difficult choice facing our beautiful planet”, before picking up a keytar to perform an instrumental. Watch Borat’s appearance at the event in full above.

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Speaking last year, Cohen said he believed that the character of Borat would never return to screens in a full-length project following Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. “I brought Borat out because of Trump,” he said in an interview with Variety.

“There was a purpose to this movie, and I don’t really see the purpose to doing it again. So yeah, he’s locked away in the cupboard.”

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Donald Trump describes Kanye West as a “seriously troubled man” after Mar-a-Logo dinner

One of the people Trump is referring to is right-wing political commentator Nick Fuentes, who has documented white supremacist leanings. West was seen with Fuentes at Miami’s airport and later described him as a “Trump loyalist” in what appeared to be a presidential campaign video released on Friday (November 25). He also said that Trump was “really impressed” with Fuentes, despite not knowing him.

On his way to meet Trump at Mar-a-Lago yesterday, Kanye West was filmed walking through Miami's airport with misogynistic antisemitic white nationalist Christian fascist incel Nick Fuentes. https://t.co/903Sa56Jb5 pic.twitter.com/Jn3bKtt9JE

— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 23, 2022

West has confirmed on his newly-reinstated Twitter account that at this meeting, he asked Trump to be his running mate. “First time at Mar-a-Lago,” he tweeted. “Rain and traffic. Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting. And I had on jeans. Yikes.”

He later posted a poll for fans in which he asked: “What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?”

First time at Mar-a-Lago

Rain and traffic

Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting

And I had on jeans Yikes

What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?

— ye (@kanyewest) November 23, 2022

He had said in the aforementioned video that his proposition was “lower on the list of things that caught [Trump] off guard”, claiming instead that the politician was “most perturbed” by “the fact that I walked in with intelligence.”

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The moment during the dinner where Trump tried to dissuade West from running for President was also seemingly confirmed in West’s video. “Trump started basically screaming at me at the table, telling me I was gonna lose,” he said. “I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history? I’m like, hold on hold on, you’re talking about Ye.”

#YE24 pic.twitter.com/LuZ2YfncSg

— ye (@kanyewest) November 25, 2022

Trump and West’s relationship dates as far back as 2015, the year when West first announced his intention to run for president in 2020. Trump later told Rolling Stone that he “hope[d] to run against [West] someday.” The following year, West declared to crowds at his Saint Pablo Tour that “if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump,” before meeting with Trump at the Trump Towers in New York City.

In 2018, West wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat during his appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The rapper’s Trump-related tangent during the broadcast was cut off to the general viewing public, with Trump later tweeting that West’s appearance “was great”.

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David Bowie’s son shares anger at Donald Trump for using his father’s music at rallies

In another response, the Moon director added: “Pretty sure he’s just doing that now to wind me up.”

Pretty sure he's just doing that now to wind me up.

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) November 16, 2022

We've been though this before. He used the same track 6 years ago. Ive been told there is little we can do about it.

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) November 16, 2022

Announcing his third bid for the White House, Trump said: “Those watching are the heart and soul of this incredible movement in the history of the world. America’s comeback starts right now.”

His presidential bid comes after some fellow Republicans blamed him for the party’s lacklustre performance in the midterm elections, with Trump’s advisers reportedly urging him to delay the announcement of his 2024 candidacy.

Recently, Trump was reinstated on Twitter after Elon Musk ran an online poll asking whether the former president should be allowed back on the platform. He was previously removed in January last year after the US Capitol riots.

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“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk wrote, after 51.8 per cent voted yes. “Vox Populii, Vox Dei (the voice of the people is the voice of God).”

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Akon thinks “genius” Kanye’s behaviour is all to take votes from Donald Trump

“I’m always defending the people that nobody wants to defend,” Akon said. “I’ma always defend Kanye West because I always believe in life and opinion is just an opinion. If Ye say something that I don’t agree with, I just don’t agree with it. But I’m not gon’ go jumping all mad and letting it affect my energy.”

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During the interview he also said he thinks West’s recent behaviour is part of a plot to take Donald Trump‘s voting base in the next presidential election.

“I think Kanye is smarter than y’all think,” he added. “This the brilliant side of him. What is his next plan? To run for office, right. I’m just sayin’! From our knowledge, his next plan is to run for office, right? Who was his main endorser? Trump.”

“In order for Kanye to have a shot, he needs to have a piece of that base. This is how he’s getting it. And he knows this!”

West was a US presidential candidate in 2020 but went on to concede his run after winning 50,000 votes. At the time of his withdrawal, he announced plans to run again in 2024.

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Akon’s comments come amid the official launch of Trump’s 2024 presidential run.

Speaking at the Mar-a-Lago hotel in Florida yesterday (November 15), Trump announced: “In order to make America great and glorious again, I tonight am announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

He was reportedly urged to delay announcing a 2024 candidacy after a lacklustre performance from Trump-endorsed Republican candidates in the 2022 midterm elections last week.

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Donald Trump calls Elon Musk a “bullshit artist” at Alaska rally

“I tell you what – Elon… Elon is not gonna buy Twitter!” Trump told the audience after mistakenly calling the Space X founder and ex-partner of Grimes “Leon”. “Where did you hear that before? From me. From me.”

Trump continued: “Nah, he’s got himself a mess. You know, he said the other day, ‘Oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican.’ I said, ‘I didn’t know that, he told me he voted for me.’ So he’s another bullshit artist, but he’s not gonna be buying it. He’s not gonna be buying it. Although he might later, who the hell knows what’s gonna happen. He’s got a pretty rotten contract. I looked at his contract, not a good contract. But he’s not…Sign up for Truth.”

You can see Trump call out Musk below:

Trump on Elon Musk: "You know, he said the other day, Oh, I've never voted for a Republican. I said, I didn't know that, he told me he voted for me. So he's another bullshit artist." pic.twitter.com/1cBiZsX1BJ

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 10, 2022

Earlier this year, when it was first reported that Musk had successfully acquired Twitter for approximately $44billion (£34.5b), the Tesla CEO said that Trump would be allowed back on the social media platform.

Speaking at a Financial Times conference, Musk described Twitter’s decision to permanently ban Trump as “morally bad” and “foolish in the extreme”.

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“I would reverse the permanent ban,” Musk said. He continued: “I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump. I think that was a mistake. It alienated a large part of the country, and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”

Musk said that by banning Trump, the social media platform risked creating a “frankly worse” forum.

Trump was kicked off Twitter, Facebook and YouTube following the failed insurrection attempt in the US in January 2021.

Twitter permanently banned Trump following the incident, citing repeated violations of its rules and that his tweets were “highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021”, referring to the attack on the Capitol building by his supporters.

Meanwhile, Musk‘s daughter has applied to legally change her name, in part as a means to sever ties with her father.

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Donald Trump’s Truth Social app crashes on launch “due to massive demand”

Truth Social had previously been made available to about 500 beta testers, as the BBC reports. Last week, congressional representatives like Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene, who are supporters of Trump, were able to use the app and report bugs.

This press release reporters are getting is legit – confirmed to me by sources close to former President Trump. He is launching a media company with a social media platform called “TRUTH Social”. pic.twitter.com/b417jq6Xkd

— John Santucci (@Santucci) October 21, 2021

The app is described as having similarities to Twitter, but tweets and retweets have been labelled “truths” and “retruths”.

Developed by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the new platform is described as “America’s ‘Big Tent’” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology”.

It was announced last year as a “rival to the liberal media consortium” that plans on fighting back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley, “which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America”.

However, as a user of the site you must “agree not to disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the site,” the terms of service for Trump’s new platform read.

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Last year, Trump was banned from Twitter after encouraging his supporters to storm the US Capitol building on January 6, telling them to “walk down to the Capitol” because “you will never take back our country with weakness”.

In other news, Trump recently performed his debut DJ set for guests at his Mar-A-Lago resort.

According to New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, a notice was sent out to members of the club announcing two dinner events. “Great music will be played during dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, with President Trump playing the role of disc jockey,” the memo read.

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Donald Trump is performing DJ sets at Mar-a-Lago this weekend

“The music will be amazing, it will be lots of fun, and will go until the late evening. For those who will be unable to be seated, the bar will be open for drinks. We look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!” The notice was signed “President Donald J. Trump”.

Here’s a note that was sent to Mar-a-Lago club members this week, advertising the former president as disc jockey. pic.twitter.com/shfLBPOPU1

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 4, 2022

Trump will not be sharing his playlist on Twitter after being banned from the social media platform – along with Facebook and Instagram – in January 2021. The suspensions came after the riot on Capitol Hill and were put in place over fears that the then-president’s posts could incite further violence.

In October, Trump announced plans for his own social media site called TRUTH, with it said to encourage “an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology”. However, one of the site’s conditions says users must “agree not to disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the site”.

Meanwhile, in November, the former president revealed that Kyle Rittenhouse had visited him after he had been acquitted for killing two men at a racial justice protest in 2020. “Really a nice young man,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “What he went through – he should’ve, that was prosecutorial misconduct. He should not have had to suffer through a trial for that.”

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Steven Wilson transforms into David Bowie, Donald Trump and more in deepfake ‘Self’ video

The clip, which was directed by Miles Skarin, premiered today (February 1) on a digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square. You can watch it below.

“‘Self’ is about our new age of narcissism and self-obsession, one in which a human race that used to look out with curiosity at the world and the stars now spends much of its time gazing at a little screen to see themselves reflected back in the mirror of social media,” explained Wilson. “In that sense, everyone now can take part in the notion of celebrity, and has the potential to share their life with an invisible mass of people they will never meet.”

He continued: “The video takes things further by exploring the idea that anyone can now project a version or ‘self’ that has no bearing on reality, and by using only well-known faces the deception is made transparent.”

Skarin added: “In our early discussions about the ‘Self’ video, we were talking about the concept of identity in the digital age, how your face is not only your key to a lot of the media you consume, it represents who you are – or who you pretend to be in your online personas.

“One of the most intriguing new developments in recent years have been the ability to create deepfakes, where a computer runs a machine-learning algorithm to predict what one face would look like in another’s pose. Anyone with the right tools and ability can now turn themselves into anyone else, so what does that mean for identity?”

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Elsewhere in the video we see Wilson warping into the faces of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson.

Last October saw Donald Trump get the deepfake treatment from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who launched a weekly satire series called Sassy Justice.

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Lil Wayne and Kodak Black thank Donald Trump for pardoning them before he left office

“I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community,” he wrote. “I also want to thank @bradfordcohen for working so diligently to secure another chance for me. Love!”

I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community. I also want to thank @bradfordcohen for working so diligently to secure another chance for me. Love!

– Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 21, 2021

Wayne had been facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in December to one count of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon in relation to a 2019 incident at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

Black also shared his thoughts, tweeting: “I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love.

“It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing.”

I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love.
It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing. @DanScavino

— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) January 20, 2021

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Black was serving a 46-month prison sentence on federal weapons charges. He was sentenced back in November 2019 after being found guilty of falsifying information on background forms while attempting to purchase firearms.

The rapper previously said he would donate $1 million to charity if Trump gave him a presidential pardon.

Wayne and Black were two of over 140 people who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted on Trump’s final day in office.

That list also notably included former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who was a founding member of far-right media organisation Breitbart News.

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David Byrne says it’s “surprising” how many people still support Donald Trump

He went on: “When you see the coronavirus exploding across the United States, and how many dead there are, and how many people just don’t care about that or think it’s a conspiracy, you just go, ‘Wow, the country I’m living in isn’t the country I thought it was.’”

David Byrne and Spike Lee. CREDIT: BFI

Elsewhere in the interview, Byrne also spoke about his work with Spike Lee on the film version of American Utopia.

Speaking about choosing Lee as a director for the project, Byrne said: “I guess that’s the advantage of being a well-known person…I had his phone number so I could just text him.”

He also spoke about the challenge of brining the live show to the screen. “Like, how do you capture the energy of a live show like this, and also make it in a way that’s true to what a film can be?”

Speaking of Lee’s work, Byrne said: “There’s a lot going on visually. Other than a few little interventions, he didn’t really change the show at all.”

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The filmed version of Byrne’s smash-hit Broadway show premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and then screened at London Film Festival back in October.

Universal will be releasing American Utopia on VOD services and on DVD from December 14, in light of the coronavirus restrictions facing cinemas at the moment.

In a five-star review of the filmed production of American Utopia, NME said: “It’s a rare concert film that packs in brilliant music, incredible visuals, a vital political message and jokes – but this is one of them.”

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Will.i.am likens voting for Donald Trump to being in an abusive relationship

He continued: “For the past four years, people have settled and just [taken] the embarrassment and ridiculous antics of how he behaves and how he divides and how he steers hate. Another four years of that would be detrimental for the course of America. We’re in 2020 now, by 2024 the world is totally different.”

His band have publicly backed Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival, for the presidency. See their tweet below.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Today is the day.

Are we ready, America? Yes we are.

Get out to the polls. Make your voice heard. The time is now.#VOTELOVE pic.twitter.com/R3y9UKzjPE

— Black Eyed Peas (@bep) November 3, 2020

Will.i.am is one of many artists who is engaging in political debate as US citizens head to the polls for election day. Over the weekend, he said Trump’s claim that he’s done more for the Black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln is “an insult”.

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Last night (November 2) Lady Gaga performed at Joe Biden‘s final campaign rally in Pennsylvania last night (November 2), while Tracy Chapman made a rare TV appearance last night, in which she changed the lyrics of her hit, ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution’ to: “Talkin’ ’bout a revolution/ Go vote.“

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift has urged fans to back Biden in the presidential race, while Arcade Fire have shared a playlist to soundtrack election day.

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Kid Rock attended presidential debate as Donald Trump’s guest

Rock has been an outspoken Trump supporter since 2016, when Trump began his presidency, and had an audience with Trump at the White House in 2018.

Kid Rock and John Daly are ordered to wear masks at the presidential debate CREDIT: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

“There’s a whole lot of people in this country that do give you a lot of credit for everything you’ve been doing for this country,” Kid Rock said to Trump. “We know that some people don’t give it to you as much as maybe they should sometimes.”

Last month, he headlined a Trump rally in his home state of Michigan, and in 2019 paired up with the president for a round of golf at Trump International in Mar-A-Lago, Florida.

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Meanwhile, Rock reportedly refused to shut his bar in Nashville earlier this year, despite official orders from the city’s mayor to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The US star, who owns Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock & Roll Steakhouse, was among several bar owners who were refusing to listen to the mayor’s orders.

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Snoop Dogg calls out Donald Trump for “disrespecting every colour in the world”

“Hm. Seems like he’s disrespecting every colour in the world and everything that ain’t what he is, which is a racist.” You can see the post below.

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P. S. A. USA 🇺🇸. Who else is missing from the presidents list🤷🏾‍♂️👀

A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Sep 8, 2020 at 4:29pm PDT

He added: “With that being said, the people that voted for him got exactly what they wanted. They gave them what he said he was gon’ do.

“So, the next motherfucker, you better tell us what we gon’ get for your vote. You better show up and deliver, period. We just want some peace, love, equality, and tranquillity for everybody. All lives. Just basic conversation. Now carry on.”

This isn’t the first time Snoop has spoken up against Trump – earlier this year he revealed that he would be voting for the first time solely to help see Trump out of office.

During an appearance on Real 93.3’s Big Boy’s Neighbourhood, Snoop admitted that he has not voted in an election before because he thought his criminal record prevented it, following his drug and gun charge conviction.

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“I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged so now I can vote,” he said, adding, “I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think I’m going to get out and vote because I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year,” he said of Trump.

And Snoop is not alone. Rapper Cardi B, earlier this year, branded Donald Trump a “terrorist” following a January airstrike against Iran.

She previously claimed that she hates the US President with a “fucking passion”.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine says he would vote for Donald Trump

Tekashi 6ix9ine in the ‘Yaya’ video CREDIT: Tekashi 6ix9ine

When asked if he had ever voted, the rapper – whose real name is Daniel Hernandez – asked if felons could vote. When he was told that some felons can vote in New York, he replied: “I would vote for Trump.”

The interview also saw him give a step-by-step account of how he had ended up testifying against members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang, which he was a part of. His testimony saw his own sentence dramatically cut.

“On Sunday, I went downstairs and I said, ‘I need to speak to your boss,’” he explained. “I’m ready to snitch now. The very next morning, they said, you know what, if something happens to this kid, somebody kills him, it’s on us.

“They took everybody down, knowing in the back of their head, this kid is about to let the whistle blow. The very next morning, I was in their office.”

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The rapper released his first album since being released from prison earlier today (September 4). In a two-star review of ‘TattleTales’, NME said: “For someone with so much to say, it’s hard to take away a single memorable line from the album – unless you count the moment on ‘GATA’ when he sings the praises of New York’s subway system: ‘Oh damn, let me guess, you need an Uber? /The J-Train is right over there / 2.50, bitch, pay the fuckin’ fare’.”

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TikTok planning lawsuit against Donald Trump administration following executive order

On Saturday (August 22), a representative for the app, owned by China’s ByteDance, told The Wall Street Journal that it is preparing to issue a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its inability to follow due process.

TikTok is planning on suing the Trump administration. CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

“For nearly a year we have sought to engage in good faith to provide a constructive solution,” the rep said. “What we encountered instead was a lack of due process as the Administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.”

Software giants Oracle and Microsoft are currently in the bidding race for the app. Twitter has also shown interest in acquiring TikTok.

TikTok is set to take the White House to court next week.

Meanwhile, Kanye West has said that he wants to work with TikTok to build a “Christian-monitored” version of the social media platform.

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Posting on Twitter, West said that “a vision” came to him after watching his daughter playing on TikTok.

Dubbing his idea “Jesus Tok”, the rapper and producer wrote: “I was watching Tik Tok with my daughter and as a Christian father I was disturbed by a lot of the content but I completely loved the technology.

“We pray we can collaborate with TikTok to make a Christian-monitored version that feels safe for young children and the world. In Jesus’ name amen.”

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Ozzy Osbourne says Donald Trump is “acting like a fool” with coronavirus response

“It’s not like anyone could be a fucking heart surgeon and just go in with a scalpel. You have to know what you’re fucking doing.”

Ozzy Osbourne CREDIT: Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images

Specifically talking about Trump’s response to COVID-19, Osbourne added: “In my lifetime, I’ve never known anything like this. It’s getting worse, not better. And this guy’s acting like a fool. I don’t really like to talk politics that much, but I’ve got to say what I feel with this guy. There’s not much hope left. Maybe he’s got a trick up his sleeve and he’s going to surprise us all, and I hope he has.”

In the same Rolling Stone interview, Osbourne also confirmed that he and wife Sharon are set to be the subject of a new biopic.

“From what I understand, it’s about Sharon and I and our relationship,” Ozzy said. “It’s how we met, fell in love, and how we married. She’s my other half. She grew up a lot with me, and I grew up a lot with her.”

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Sharon then said the film will feel very different to recent Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, saying: “Our film will be a lot more real. We don’t want it to be squeaky, shiny clean and all of that. We’re not making it for kids. It’s an adult movie for adults.”

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Taylor Swift calls out Donald Trump for “calculated dismantling” of US Postal Service

She continued: “Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely.”

Swift also warned: “Request a ballot early. Vote early.”
Over the last few months, Trump has made exaggerated and inaccurate claims about mail-in voting, saying that the election will be “rigged” and “fraudulent” if Americans use the practice. Experts have insisted that there is no meaningful evidence suggesting mail-in voting contributes to voter fraud.

….living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020

Meanwhile, Trump’s new postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a prominent Trump and GOP donor, is being reviewed by the agency’s inspector general for a series of changes he implemented that Democrats say could slow mail delivery and impact mail-in voting in the fall.

Other disruptions to the US Postal Service have included the removal of physical mail boxes and the actual dismantling of mail-sorting machines.

Last week, Donald Trump ordered a ban of “transactions” with the owners of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat.

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The orders – which come into force in just over a month – remain vague but could potentially involve the removal of the apps from the Apple and Google app stores.

The US President previously threatened a deadline of September 15 to “close down” the app unless Microsoft or “somebody else” purchased it.

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Neil Young is suing Donald Trump for the unauthorised use of his music

“The Campaign has wilfully ignored Plaintiff’s telling it not to play the songs and wilfully proceeded to play the songs despite a lack of license,” the lawsuit reads on Young’s website.

It continues: “The Campaign does not now have, and did not at the time of the Tulsa rally, have a license or Plaintiff’s permission to play the two Songs at any public political event.”

The lawsuit adds that Young is seeking “statutory damages in the maximum amount allowed for wilful copyright infringement.”

The President’s campaign team has yet to respond.

Neil Young. CREDIT: Ross Gilmore/Redferns

Young published a blog post last month once again criticising Trump for using his music without permission at his rallies. The singer has shared multiple open letters on his website condemning the President’s continued unauthorised use of his music.

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“Imagine what it feels like to hear Rockin’ in the Free World after this president speaks, like it is his theme song,” Young wrote in the blog post last month. “I did not write it for that.”

He also shared a new live performance of his 2006 song, ‘Lookin’ for a Leader’ last month (July 30) with edited lyrics that criticised Trump’s presidency.

The new lyrics reflect Young’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement, his admiration for Barack Obama and his contempt for Trump. “Yeah, we had Barack Obama/And we really need him now/The man who stood behind him/Has to take his place somehow.”

Trump was recently served with a cease and desist order by Linkin Park for the unauthorised use of their track ‘In The End’ at rallies, following the likes of Dexys Midnight RunnersPanic! At The Disco, and The Rolling Stones in demanding that the President doesn’t use their music at public events.

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Neil Young shares damning open letter to Donald Trump following Mount Rushmore rally

“Although I have repeatedly asked you to please not use my music because it indicates that I support your agenda, you have always played my songs anyway at your gatherings, with no regard for my rights, even calling me names on Twitter,” Young wrote,

“Because you are in charge of the Covid 19 response here in the USA, I will not sue you, (as certainly is my right) potentially distracting from your important work at hand protecting and saving American lives,” he continued.

“With the enormous power you wield on our behalf, I wish you all the best in your critical battle to save American souls from this threat. I know you will do your best for all Americans, regardless of political leanings. I give you my encouragement in your efforts to Unify America.”

Young also directed Trump towards his new song ‘Lookin’ For A Leader 2020. “I believe it would be an interesting addition to your next rally,” he said.

The musician has taken aim at the President before. In another letter written in June backing the Black Lives Matter, Young said Trump has “tried to turn us against one another”.

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Pink teases Donald Trump over thousands of empty seats at campaign rally

“I think I sold that same place out in five minutes. #donkeyshow,” the ‘So What’ singer tweeted.

After one person suggested that the coronavirus pandemic may have kept people from attending, Pink responded: “Here’s my theory; don’t hurt the people that love you. I would never ask people to come to an arena right now. No good person would.”

I think I sold that same place out in five minutes. 😹 #donkeyshow pic.twitter.com/JNOwjIQ3hB

— P!nk (@Pink) June 21, 2020

Here’s my theory; don’t hurt the people that love you. I would never ask people to come to an arena right now. No good person would. https://t.co/ZLv1sfSW5n

— P!nk (@Pink) June 21, 2020

Earlier today (June 21), it was reported that K-Pop fans may have had something to do with Trump’s washout.

A New York Times report claimed that K-pop fans and TikTok users had worked together to register thousands of fake ticket requests for the Tulsa rally, with one organiser telling the NYT: “It spread mostly through Alt TikTok – we kept it on the quiet side where people do pranks and a lot of activism.

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“K-pop Twitter and Alt TikTok have a good alliance where they spread information amongst each other very quickly. They all know the algorithms and how they can boost videos to get where they want.”

Trump’s rally had already courted controversy for going ahead against the advice of his own coronavirus task force, with attendees reportedly having to sign a waiver absolving the president’s campaign in case of illness.

Pink had previously spoken about her experience contracting coronavirus, whose young son Jameson also became infected, saying it was her “most physically and emotionally challenging experience” as a mother.

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System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan says he is in “no danger whatsoever” of being fired for supporting Donald Trump

Now, Dolmayan has posted a lengthy follow-up post in which he says his posts are aimed at “the silent ones who think they are alone in a world where their thoughts are alien or wrong.”

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The reason I post my opinions on this forum and open myself up to attack and ridicule is for you , the silent ones who think they are alone in a world where their thoughts are alien or wrong. You’re not alone , millions are with you. For those of you who think you are coming from a morally superior position therefore any differing opinion or viewpoint is invalid think again. It’s the easy path to think like you , it’s in their best self interests for celebrities and politicians to support you but you will lose in the end because you are the very thing you pretend to fight against. The true fascist, the true bigots hidden in plain sight from the same party who fought to maintain slavery , Jim Crow , non voting rights for women , and who are directly responsible for 70 plus million abortions ,a large majority of whom were black. You don’t want free speech , you can’t handle free speech because you are cowards and need to be herded along with the rest of the sheep. I’m lucky , I’m in an industry where you CAN be honest about your views wherever they fall with little to no repercussions. I don’t rely on a movie studio , label , media or anyone else who will bow down to pandering political correctness and am in no danger whatsoever of “ losing my job” because you don’t like what I have to say . This is a dangerous time where free thought and speech is under attack but it will pass , the next generation is watching as they always do and they will overcome your insanity. Oh , happy birthday President Trump and good luck in November!

A post shared by John Dolmayan (@johndolmayan_) on Jun 14, 2020 at 8:27am PDT

Addressing “those of you who think you are coming from a morally superiror position” he continued, “You don’t want free speech, you can’t handle free speech because you are cowards and need to be herded along with the rest of the sheep.

“I’m lucky, I’m in an industry where you CAN be honest about your views wherever they fall with little to no repercussions. I don’t rely on a movie studio, label, media or anyone else who will bow down to pandering political correctness and am in no danger whatsoever of  ‘losing my job’ because you don’t like what I have to say.”

Dolmayan concluded by declaring: “This is a dangerous time where free thought and speech is under attack but it will pass, the next generation is watching as they always do and they will overcome your insanity.” He then wished the US president a happy birthday.

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It’s not the first time Dolmayan has expanded on his views. In a 13-minute video response a few days after his initial expression of support for Trump, Dolmayan said: “You’d be surprised at how civil our conversations are, especially between me and Serj, who seem to have the most diverging opinions on things.”

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Adam Lambert calls out Donald Trump for failure to “even try to act presidential amidst the chaos”

“Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. [It’s] a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody,” Trump said during a White House Rose Garden event. “This is a great, great day in terms of equality.”

Lambert later took to Twitter to respond. “I watched the Trump press conference today… I have NO idea what he was Rambling about!” he said. “He can’t even string together a sentence. It’s literally incoherent, fragmented nonsense. I wish I could even decipher what bullshit he’s trying to sell!”

I watched the Trump press conference today… I have NO idea what he was Rambling about! He can’t even string together a sentence. It’s literally incoherent, fragmented nonsense. I wish I could even decipher what bullshit he’s trying to sell!

— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 6, 2020

An hour later, the Queen singer wrote: “I watched the press conference because I wanted to see if he would even try to act presidential amidst the chaos. Nope. Political views are one thing. Xenophobia and racism are not things I tolerate.”

I’m not following him. Check. I watched the press conference because I wanted to see if he would even try to act presidential amidst the chaos. Nope. Political views are one thing. Xenophobia and racism are not things I tolerate. https://t.co/Hx7DVaZCQI

— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 6, 2020

Last week, Lambert criticised Trump in a series of social media posts, calling the US President “a joke, a liar and a cancer.”

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“Repeat after me: I will not tell black folks how to feel, protest, or mourn,” the Queen singer wrote, adding: “I’m scanning through the comments on this post and am appalled by the handful of ignorant, right wing, tone deaf comments that snowball into negative arguments. It’s one thing to have an opinion, but there are a few of you that are no longer welcome on my feed.

“To be clear: I’m not supporting violence and destruction i am supporting the right to be enraged… to refuse to bow down. When it comes to matters of human rights, I refuse to support any opposition.

“Anyone that responds to BLACK LIVES MATTER w ‘All lives matter’ is an asshole. You should know why that’s problematic by now. If you don’t, quit looking at my posts and educate yourself.”

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System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan: “Donald Trump is the greatest friend to minorities”

Yesterday (June 3), System’s Dolmayan posted an image of Trump to his Instagram account along with a later tweet from the POTUS in which he claimed that his administration “had done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln”.

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Let’s not let the narrative that’s being spun make us forget the truth of this statement. The most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities! Don’t believe it ? Look at the stats . Don’t like it , doesn’t change the truth of it.

A post shared by John Dolmayan (@johndolmayan_) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:23pm PDT

In response, Dolmayan wrote: “Let’s not let the narrative that’s being spun make us forget the truth of this statement. The most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities!

“Don’t believe it? Look at the stats. Don’t like it, doesn’t change the truth of it.”

You can see the post above.

As Consequence Of Sound notes, System Of A Down have been known to express left-leaning ideals through their past material, with Dolmayan’s bandmates having reflected these viewpoints via their respective social media accounts.

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This comes after Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic offered clarification over his praise of Donald Trump earlier this week. “Wow!!! I know many of you can’t stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech,” Novoselic wrote of Trump’s conference.

Following an influx of criticism, the musician made it clear in a subsequent post that he does not support “fascism” nor “an authoritarian state”.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has also been condemned over his recent comments by US Democrats including California Senator Kamala Harris and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The former described Trump as “the words of a dictator”.

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Instagram announces plans to share IGTV ad revenue with artists

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“We have always been committed to supporting creators as they turn their passion into livelihoods – because every creator is unique, that means providing a mix of monetisation tools to help creators of all sizes, from the emerging to the more established. Given the uncertain circumstances many are facing today, that commitment is more important than ever.”

The post announced that ads would be introduced on IGTV from “next week”, although a date was not specified. Revenue from the ads will be shared with creators.

According to Instagram, “IGTV ads will initially appear when people click to watch IGTV videos from previews in their feed. The video ads will be built for mobile and up to 15 seconds long.” Experiences like being able to skip ads will be tested “throughout the year”.

The new feature will initially be tested with “a small group of creators and advertisers in the US” and will be slowly rolled out “over time as we improve the experience”.

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Meanwhile, in other social media news, Twitter has flagged a tweet from Donald Trump for violating their rules about glorifying violence. The tweet in question is now labelled with a warning that users must click on to be able to see his message.

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Dale Mabry – That’s Donald Trump! lyrics

The country was in trouble, was a sad, sad story
Needed a new leader to restore its former glory
So we prayed to the Lord and we asked for a king
And He pointed us up to the sky

To the Man at the top of the big golden tower
He’s the Man of the year
He’s the Man of the hour
He was sent down from heaven to make this country great again

(Tell em what his name is, boys)

That’s Donald Trump!
He’s the leader of the country and you better not forget it
If you disrespect my president you’re gonna soon regret it
He’s the Boss
He’s the Power
He’s the voice of the working Joe
That’s Donald Trump!
Next time you hear a liberal talking all that esoterica
Grab em by the [Dale insists that the bleeped word is “shoulders”]
Make em say they love America
And if they don’t like it, tell em they can kiss my rump
Because I’m talking about Donald Trump

There was a great forgotten people living in the heartland
Politicians, they’d ignore us, didn’t try to understand
Till a Man came to see us, said he knew how to lead us
Across the river to the Promised land
He’s the Man at the top of the big golden tower
He’s the Man of the year
He’s the Man of the hour
He was sent down from heaven to make this country great again

(Tell em what his name is, boys)

That’s Donald Trump!
He’s the leader of the country and you better not forget it
If you disrespect my president you’re gonna soon regret it
He’s the Boss
He’s the Power
He’s the voice of the working Joe
That’s Donald Trump!
Next time you hear a liberal talking all that esoterica
Grab em by the [bleeped word “shoulders”]
Make em say they love America
And if they don’t like it, tell em they can kiss my rump
Because I’m talking about Donald Trump

Some folks say he’s a fool
(Except he’s smarter than you)
Some folks say he’s a demagogue
(Ain’t nobody know what that means)
Us folks say: What are we waiting for?
Drain the swamp!
Build the Wall!
Kick em out!
Lock her up!
And put the man on Mt. Rushmore!

That’s Donald Trump!
He’s the leader of the country and you better not forget it
If you disrespect my president you’re gonna soon regret it
He’s the Boss
He’s the Power
He’s the voice of the working Joe
That’s Donald Trump!
Next time you hear a liberal talking all that esoterica
Grab em by the [bleeped word “shoulders”]
Make em say they love America
And if they don’t like it, tell em they can kiss my rump
Courtesy of Donald Trump

Mac Miller – Donald Trump lyrics

[Intro]
Hey! Ayo, Sap! What’s good, bruh?
This man is kinda high over here

[Verse 1]
Ayo, the flyest motherfucker in the room, yeah, you know it’s me
Bitches hatin’ on him ‘cause he started out here locally
Hopefully I’ll be at the top soon
For now I’m at my house on the couch watchin’ cartoons
You know how much you love it when you get it in abundance
Give a fuck about a budget
When you always be the subject of discussion
But it’s nothin’ when you stop and just say fuck it
‘Cause you walkin’ out in public
And you hear them talkin’ rubbish
I just wanna ride, ride through the city in a Cutlass
Find a big butt bitch somewhere, get my nuts kissed
That’s the way it goes when you party just like I do
Bitches on my dick that used to brush me off in high school

[Bridge]
Take over the world when I’m on my Donald Trump shit
Look at all this money! Ain’t that some shit?
Take over the world when I’m on my Donald Trump shit
Look at all this money! Ain’t that some shit?

[Hook]
We gon’ take over the world while these haters gettin’ mad
That’s why all my bitches bad
They see this crazy life I have and they in awe
We gonna win, you can take the lose or draw
What I’m in got these hoes who used to play me in they bras
We gon’ take over the world while these haters gettin’ mad
Take over the world, watch these haters get mad
That’s why all my bitches bad
They see this crazy life I have
Hop into the car and then we take them to the pad, it’s a wrap

[Verse 2]
And motherfuckers think they know me, but they never met the kid
Style come with excellence and money make benevolence
Irrelevant for the fuckers who never been intelligent
I kill my Henny, break the bottle for the hell of it
Tell a bitch that she better bring a friend
And if she want an autograph she better bring a pen
Yeah, the party never end, this life is what I recommend
And if you got a ho picked for me, then she better be a 10
I ain’t picky, but these girls be actin’ tricky
When the situation’s sticky and the liquor got ’em silly

[Bridge]
But I take over the world when I’m on my Donald Trump shit
Look at all this money! Ain’t that some shit?

[Hook]
We gon’ take over the world while these haters gettin’ mad
That’s why all my bitches bad
They see this crazy life I have and they in awe
We gonna win, you can take the lose or draw
What I’m in got these hoes who used to play me in they bras
We gon’ take over the world while these haters gettin’ mad
Take over the world, watch these haters get mad
That’s why all my bitches bad
They see this crazy life I have
Hop into the car and then we take them to the pad, it’s a wrap

[Produced by Sap]

Dead Sara – Unamerican lyrics

[Intro]
Woah!
Oh, oh yeah!
Wow!
[?]

[Verse 1]
I want to look like what they look like on the television
First thing when I wake up
No makeup
Kiss me ’til my face is numb
I’m scum of the earth, but I still spit on the dirt

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Lord, save me now
What a fool I’ve become
So help me God, I must hate everyone
Well, fuck this playing around
Don’t give a fuck if it allowed
Well, fuck you Donald Trump
Fuck this, fuck everyone

[Chorus]
And you could have my innocence
That I lost when I was six
I’m not your model citizen
No, I’m not your daughter
And I’m not your bitch
I guess I’m unamerican

[Post-Chorus]
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
I guess I’m unamerican

[Verse 2]
I’m a good Samaritan
Yeah, a psychopath
I had to sweat off chemicals in a bubble bath
The all-American girl, lesbo-gay maniac
“Practice what you preach” is a promise you can’t keep
Woah!

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Lord, save me now
What a fool I’ve become
So help me God, I must hate everyone
Well, fuck this playing around
Don’t give a fuck if it allowed
Well, fuck you! Ha!
Fuck this, fuck everyone

[Chorus]
And you could have my innocence
That I lost when I was six
I’m not your model citizen
No, I’m not your daughter
And I’m not your bitch
I guess I’m unamerican

[Post-Chorus]
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
I guess I’m unamerican

[Bridge]
Do you solemnly swear
That you’ll tell the truth
The whole truth
And nothing but the truth
So help you God?
Oh shit!

[Chorus]
You could have my innocence
That I lost when I was six
I’m not your model citizen
No, I’m not your daughter
And I’m not your bitch
I guess I’m unamerican

[Post-Chorus]
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
I guess I’m unamerican

[Outro]
I wanna be an alien
I wanna be an alien
I wanna be an alien
I wanna be an alien

Dreezy Feat. 6LACK & Kodak Black “Spar” Lyrics


(Intro: Kodak Black)
Aye mayne, I like the depth of this song, ya know what I’m sayin’
Not the death of the song but the D-E-P-T-H of the song
Ya feel me, the complexity and sh*t
I like the topic
Kodak Black man

(Hook: 6LACK)
Look my word is bond as f**k
My life is hard enough, they not rewarding us
They disregarding us, and if I go to D.C
I’m tryna spar with Trump
I’m not a politician, just can’t ignore the stuff

(Verse 1: 6LACK)
This really just a free verse, I put my life in reverse
I dug up out my old pain and put it on a t-shirt
So many sides to this sh*t, not here for the popular sh*t
Your own people will ask, “When you gon’ ‘Pac for this sh*t”
Before I die, I’ma teach, I light a blunt then I preach
Ain’t no facade you can see, that I can only be me
I got a daughter to raise, one day she gon’ be a queen
I’m tryna get sh*t together, so she can have anything

(Hook: 6LACK)
My word is bond as f**k
My life is hard enough, they not rewarding us
They disregarding us, and if I go to D.C
I’m tryna spar with Trump
I ain’t a politician, just can’t ignore the stuff

(Verse 2: Dreezy)
I take this life how it come
Got heart but still won’t show love
If I tell people where I’m from, they might think I gotta gun
Got J’s that’s still in the box
No tax or bands on my ones
I took my feelings out this sh*t and put my trust in my funds
Tat my dead homie on my sleeve
Don’t need glasses, see what I see
Told me at ten, what I wasn’t gon’ be
Ni**a ain’t make the league, so we turn to the streets
Cops wanna blast ‘fore they see ya I.D
Might do the race ‘fore a ni**a catch me
Damn if it be another R.I.P
It’s a black/white world but I only see green
Killers gettin’ off innocent, when the clip showin’ that he did the sh*t
Try to talk and they ain’t listenin’ but they’ll point it out if you get ignorant
f**k with you if you a benefit
That’s why I pay off cash at the dealership
But I got money stashed for the bail and sh*t
But I’ma write it off, good penmanship
Can’t say we representing when half the office White Supremacist
This can’t be, “Land of the free”
If kneeling might cost your position
I’m supposed to respect the system
They call our brothers, “Sons of bitches”
And when my Unc’ came home from prison
For the same sh*t y’all tried to turn into a business
Take our culture, our blueprint
Pay the knockoff to come model us
Hurricanes come and swallow us
Opp ni**as tryna put the dot on us
We pourin’ Henny, cause we all bottled up
Granny said, “Scratch ya lottos up”
But the bible says it goes full circle
I’ma tryna find me a good purpose

(Hook: Dreezy)
My word is bond as f**k
My life is hard enough, they not rewarding us
They disregarding us, and if I go to D.C
I’m tryna spar with Trump
I’m not a politician, you can’t ignore the stuff

(Verse 3: Kodak Black)
Ain’t old enough to hit the club to fill my cup with rum
But I can go die in the army or go to war for them
Ain’t old enough for marijuana cigars, spark my blunt
But old enough to spend my life behind bars, that dumb
Told magazines that got me in articles
When I’m in Washington D.C., I’m doing fraud n’ stuff
Ain’t worried bout Donald Trump
Ain’t worried bout seeing no monuments
These people got weather control
Where the hell you think Hurricane Harvey from?
The weather ain’t got no name
Where the hell you think Hurricane Harvey from?
These people control the rain, these people be diggin’ bonkers up
But they only got 2 more years of slavery to do harm to us
I feel like Kunta Kinte ni**a, I’m the one who fought for us
I was in the clubs and 6th grade, fightin’ the adults and stuff
Feel like Kunta Kinte ni**a, I’m the one who fought for us
Ever since the 6th grade ni**a, I was the one who fought for us
Ever since the 10th grade ni**a, I was the one who fought for us
So I feel like Kunta Kinte ni**a, I’m the one who fought for us yeah
I fought for us, ni**a I die for us, ni**a I risk my life for us
I risk my life for us ni**a and I’ll die for us ni**a

Kendrick Lamar – XXX Lyrics

[Intro: Bono & Kid Capri]
America, God bless you if it’s good to you
America please take my hand
Can you help me underst—
New Kung Fu Kenny

[Verse 1: Kendrick Lamar]
Throw a steak off the yacht
To a pool full of sharks, he’ll take it
Leave him in the wilderness
With a sworn nemesis, he’ll make it
Take the gratitude from him
I bet he’ll show you somethin’, whoa
I’ll chip a nigga little bit of nothin’
I’ll chip a nigga little bit of nothin’
I’ll chip a nigga little bit of nothin’
I’ll chip a nigga, then throw the blower in his lap
Walk myself to the court like, “Bitch, I did that!”
X-rated
Johnny don’t wanna go to school no mo’, no mo’
Johnny said books ain’t cool no mo’ (no mo’)
Johnny wanna be a rapper like his big cousin
Johnny caught a body yesterday out hustlin’
God bless America, you know we all love him
Yesterday I got a call like from my dog like 101
Said they killed his only son because of insufficient funds
He was sobbin’, he was mobbin’, way belligerent and drunk
Talkin’ out his head, philosphin’ on what the Lord had done
He said: “K-Dot, can you pray for me?
It’s been a fucked up day for me
I know that you anointed, show me how to overcome.”
He was lookin’ for some closure
Hopin’ I could bring him closer
To the spiritual, my spirit do no better, but I told him
“I can’t sugarcoat the answer for you, this is how I feel:
If somebody kill my son, that mean somebody gettin’ killed.”
Tell me what you do for love, loyalty, and passion of
All the memories collected, moments you could never touch
I’ll wait in front a niggas spot and watch him hit his block
I’ll catch a nigga leavin’ service if that’s all I got
I’ll chip a nigga, then throw the blower in his lap
Walk myself to the court like, “Bitch, I did that!”
Ain’t no Black Power when your baby killed by a coward
I can’t even keep the peace, don’t you fuck with one of ours
It be murder in the street, it be bodies in the hour
Ghetto bird be on the street, paramedics on the dial
Let somebody touch my mama
Touch my sister, touch my woman
Touch my daddy, touch my niece
Touch my nephew, touch my brother
You should chip a nigga, then throw the blower in his lap
Matter fact, I’m ’bout to speak at this convention
Call you back—

[Interlude: Kendrick Lamar]
Alright, kids, we’re gonna talk about gun control
(Pray for me) Damn!

[Chorus: Bono]
It’s not a place
This country is to be a sound of drum and bass
You close your eyes to look around

[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
Hail Mary, Jesus and Joseph
The great American flag
Is wrapped and dragged with explosives
Compulsive disorder, sons and daughters
Barricaded blocks and borders
Look what you taught us!
It’s murder on my street, your street, back streets
Wall Street, corporate offices
Banks, employees, and bosses with
Homicidal thoughts; Donald Trump’s in office
We lost Barack and promised to never doubt him again
But is America honest, or do we bask in sin?
Pass the gin, I mix it with American blood
Then bash him in, you Crippin’ or you married to blood?
I’ll ask again—oops—accident
It’s nasty when you set us up
Then roll the dice, then bet us up
You overnight the big rifles, then tell Fox to be scared of us
Gang members or terrorists, et cetera, et cetera
America’s reflections of me, that’s what a mirror does

[Chorus: Bono]
It’s not a place
This country is to be a sound of drum and bass
You close your eyes to look ar—

Rick Ross – Apple Of My Eye (feat. Raphael Saadiq) (Rather You Than Me Album)

[Intro: Rick Ross]
(Hahahah!)
Just being somebody that the neighborhood respected
And my mama could be proud of, was the apple of my eye
That’s all I ever wanted, just being something, man
So at that point what else can you ask for?
(Maybach Music)

[Verse 1: Rick Ross]
Tears runnin’ down a nigga face
In a room full of failures, I feel out of place
Still sleepin’ on the floor when you deserve better
Got you reekin’ through the cold even in warm weather
I told Meek, "I wouldn’t trust Nicki
Instead of beefin’ with your dog, you just give ’em some distance"
We all make mistakes, let’s not be too specific
We like, "I rather be a killer than be a statistic"
I never fold, no, I never ran
On my soul, I’ll roll like an avalanche
I thank the Lord I got some great friends
That’s why every bottle I open, I say, "Amen"
Just had seizure at the Super Bowl
Woke up in the third quarter lookin’ for the smoke
If it’s more than a quarter million, I’ll count it twice
Pucci broke my heart, shit, I call it life
And never will I call it right
Not perfect but I’m the one you would call at night
Travelin’ the world, I’m just reppin’ my city
But rarely do I hear that this nigga done did it
When niggas in fatigues will keep you intrigued
‘Cause the loss of life’s the only thing niggas believe
So I pray you listen carefully
Then I become another motherfuckin’ casualty

[Chorus: Raphael Saadiq]
Always speak and say hi
You just never ever walk on by (never ever walk on by)
You even stopped and put one in the sky (the sky)
You do it for the love of you and I (for the love of you and)

[Verse 2: Rick Ross]
Standin’ on your block but you so out of place
Uncle on the couch, momma runnin’ out of space
Lights off so you never tend to speak much
Go your separate ways every time the lease up
A fat ugly nigga, thought I’d never be nothin’
Another tree stump, happy with his free lunch
Duckin’ pigeons, I’m an eagle on a sunny day
Flap my wings once a week, pray I glide safe
I want fried chicken at my funeral
Rolls Royces, dope boys, Sway interviews
Everybody dyin’ for the same things
Cop kill a nigga, don’t nobody gangbang
I’m happy Donald Trump became the president
Because we gotta destroy, before we elevate
Real shit, look at me inside the white house
With a pocket full of weed inside the white house
Dead presidents tattooed on a nigga chest
U.S. treasury addressing me, mad at my address
Own the biggest residential pool in the U.S
Drake and Kanye can invite every bitch they ever met
Finger fuckin’ bitches in the holy water
Then I go an tell what happened to my only daughter
So her daddy told it to her firsthand
Never perfect but it’s not just ’bout them purses

[Chorus: Raphael Saadiq]
Always speak and say hi
I just never ever walk on by (never ever walk on by)
You even stopped and put one in the sky (the sky)
You do it for the love of you and I (yeah)

[Verse 3: Raphael Saadiq]
The streets could never teach me
All the things I got from you
I found myself in the wrong lane
And I ended up in pain (Pain)
I was strolling down a dark street
When this girl passed me by
She said you’ve always been a good friend (always been a good friend)
And you never never never let me down
I’ll just fall back, never turn back
Let it go, let it go
I’ll just fall back, never turn back
Let it go, let it go

[Chorus: Raphael Saadiq]
Always speak and say hi
I just never ever walk on by (never ever walk on by)
You even stopped and put one in the sky (the sky)
You do it for the love of you and I (for the love of you and I)