YG Reacts To Criticism For Shooting Music Video During Protest: I Don’t Question Your Advocacy, You Shouldn’t Question Mine

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YG Reacts To Criticism For Shooting Music Video During Protest: I Don’t Question Your Advocacy, You Shouldn’t Question Mine

YG is doubling down on his decision to shoot a music video featuring thousands of protesters in Los Angeles.

The rapper was spotted chanting the lyrics to his latest song “F*ck The Police(FTP)” along with peaceful protesters on Hollywood Blvd over the weekend.

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YG received lots of criticism and is now defending his decision. He shared a clip of the video that featured a sea of protesters and wrote,

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.

He added that 50,000 people showed up, and everything remained peaceful.

 The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change.

He continued,

 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.

He ended with,

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! 

He initially had a protest scheduled for earlier this month and made it clear looting wasn’t allowed.

He ended up canceling the event, stating that it was unsafe.

It looks like he made up for it over the weekend.

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Authored by: Char Patterson