YG Shoots Video FTP at Black Lives Matter Protest

YG addresses critics after shooting music video “FTP” in Los Angeles at Black Lives Matter protest

Alexandria Jordan

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 9th, 2020 2:50 pm pst

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Compton rapper YG hit the streets this past weekend in L.A as part of the YG x BLMLA x BLDPWR protest. Along with 50,000 people protesting in hopes of accelerating justice for George Floyd and the other countless unjust murders, he was joined by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, Melina Abdullah of BLM LA, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, A-Rod, Machine Gun Kelly, Vanessa Hudgens, Karrueche Tran, Marlon Wayans, and Kendrick Sampson. 

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However, during the protest, YG took the opportunity to shoot a video for his song “FTP (F**k the Police)”. While fans held up protest signs, he rapped the lyrics to the song, which was recorded last week. While some supported the idea, others voiced their disapproval.

YG then took to Instagram to address his critics while sharing an vast aerial shot of the crowd on Hollywood Blvd.

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

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The rapper wrote, 

“For anyone out there talking I don’t question your advocacy and don’t think you should question mine. 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 continued on saying, 

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

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He then added: 

“That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods. 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 each other.” 

In 2016, YG, along with the late Nipsey Hussle, released controversial single “FDT (F**k Donald Trump).”

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