Fox News Show Host Mocks Nipsey Hussle While Talking About His Memorial
Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham's latest segment about Nipsey Hussle's memorial service is infuriating the slain rapper's friends.
On an episode of The Ingraham Angle that aired Friday (April 12), which was the day after Nipsey's memorial service, Ingraham spoke about the Los Angeles native's nationally broadcasted memorial service before emphasizing that he "recently released" the song "FDT" before his death—the song dropped in 2016, three years ago. Then, she played the song's music video but ended up showing only YG's chorus instead with no correction. After the wrong clip played, Ingraham thought it was appropriate to joke about Nipsey's (not YG's) intentions for making the song.
“That’s a very creative refrain, very catchy,” Ingraham joked. "Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?"
For the unfamiliar like Ingraham and her viewers, Nipsey Hussle is featured on YG's "FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)," which is the second single from his Still Brazy album. The clip Ingraham's team used for her segment only showed YG's catchy chorus, and not of Nip's verse.
After a clip of her erroneous segment went viral, hip-hop didn't take her unprofessional mannerisms lightly. Rappers like The Game, who's taken several swipes at Fox News commentators lately, and Busta Rhymes have called for Ingraham to be removed from the news network.
"So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here.... @foxnews fires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc," The Game said in his Instagram caption last night (April 15). "If our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!! We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole. I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same. Nips passing nor his legacy is to be taken lightly as there will be consequences for any disrespect now or in the future as long as I have a voice !!! I’m asking all of my followers, fans, friends & family to spread this video with demands of #LauraIngrahams termination immediately !!!!! This is not a game & my brothers untimely demise has noticeably shifted the world & brought people from all ethnicity’s together in mourning. There is a power in that, that will be used & action will be taken from now going forward. We will not be accepting any apology from her... we want her fired, PERIOD !!!!! #TheMarathonContinues 🏁🏁🏁 DO NOT LET THIS SLIDE MY PEOPLE. I know you can feel the energy NIP left all of us.. I know you feel it !!!!! 🙏🏾"
Check out Ingraham's clip in question and hip-hop's response below.
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