Rae Sremmurd Endorse Bernie Sanders, Slam Donald Trump at SXSW 2016
There may be doubt among some as to whether or not Rae Sremmurd author their own lyrics, but after a Thursday night (March 17) performance at SXSW 2016, it's clear that they've sorted their own political opinions out just fine. Performing their track "Up Like Trump" at the Fader Fort, Swae Lee took the opportunity to officially denounce the Republican presidential hopeful.
"Fuck Donald Trump," Swae said. "We're voting for Bernie Sanders." With his on stage comments, Swae Lee becomes the latest rapper to criticize Trump and his campaign, joining the likes of T.I. and Mac Miller, who have both gone on record to condemn his hate speech.
While backstage, Swae elaborated on his comments, saying, "Man, he’s a businessman. He shouldn’t be trying to go into office with it. Leave that to the real politicians." He then makes a distinction between Trump's businesses savvy and the potentially harmful messages he is promoting. "Still get your money, but you don’t need to put a negative influence in the world. People are already gullible. Don’t lead them in the wrong direction. We’re trying to see progress. Sremm life," he said.
Rae Sremmurd have been back on the scene musically speaking as well, releasing the video for "By Chance" yesterday and their SremmLife Crew project Trail Mix earlier in the week. Check out 9 other rappers who have dissed Donald Trump in the gallery below.
9 Rappers Who Have Dissed Donald Trump