Chance The Rapper, YG and More React to First 2016 Presidential Debate
Last night (Sept. 26), Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head-to-head in the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Artists including Chance The Rapper and YG tuned in and voiced their opinions via Twitter.
One of the most controversial parts of the debate was when Trump said, "We have to bring back law and order. Now, whether or not in a place like Chicago, you do stop-and-frisk, which worked very well, Mayor Giuliani is here, worked very well in New York. It brought the crime rate way down. But you take the gun away from criminals that shouldn't be having it. We have gangs roaming the street, and in many cases they're illegally here, illegal immigrants. And they have guns. And they shoot people, and we have to be very strong. We have to be very vigilant. We have to know what we're doing. Right now our police, in many cases, are afraid to do anything. We have to protect our inner cities, because African-American communities are being decimated by crime."
Debate host Lester Holt immediately fact-checked Trump about the stop-and-frisk policy, saying, "Stop-and-frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York, because it largely singled out Black and Hispanic young men." Trump replied, "No, you're wrong. It went before a judge who was a very against-police judge."
Chance, a Chicago native, took to Twitter and typed, "Dear God, the words law & order shouldn't strike so much fear in my heart as a law abiding citizen but I am so damn scared of Donald Trump." He continued, "Law & Order was once a tv show. Now it's a threat from a tyrant."
Meanwhile, YG posted a picture of his middle finger pointed at the TV screen, specifically at Trump, with the caption, "YG 4 HUNNID." Of course, the West Coast rhymer has a smash hit called "FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)." Joe Budden, Lil B, Noname Gypsy and other hip-hop artists also got in on the action by clowning Trump, for the most part.
You can scroll through the above gallery to check out your favorite rappers' reactions to the first presidential debate.