2 Chainz Shows Support for Muslim Americans in “100 Joints” Video
With Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, 2 Chainz felt the need to push back at the stereotypes the Trump campaign has fostered against Muslims. Oddly enough, the rapper decided that "100 Joints" from his ColleGrove album was the right song to use for this social and political statement.
The video begins with some quotes from a press release on Donald Trump's website.
"There is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."
The music video then goes to dispel the idea that Muslim Americans hate their own country as it depicts a typical day in the life of a Muslim family. There's nothing particularly entertaining here, but that is the point being made. It does seem strange to see these visuals paired up with the rhymes from "100 Joints" though.
"School of hard knocks, I graduated/I got all my real straight from Bailey's/Laying by my chopper, chopper laying by my safe/No matter what they say 100 joints a day/I had 'em pre rolled all yesterday/You need your passport for our second date," 2 Chainz raps on the opening verse.
Despite that contrast, this is a nice show of support for Muslim Americans from a prominent artist. The music video concludes with a simple message.
"Muslim Americans live their day to day life just like all other Americans. They are not all terrorists that hate America."
It may not have a huge impact, but 2 Chainz made a difference if this video can make even a few people reconsider their stance.
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