Burglars Say YG’s Song “Meet the Flockers” Inspired Them to Rob Homes in Los Angeles
YG's song, "Meet the Flockers," is again finding its way into real headlines, after three burglars claim they were inspired to commit crimes by the track.
According to TMZ, three guys who recently were arrested for running up in houses in San Fernando Valley, Calif., were interviewed after getting caught by police and admitted that it was YG's song that put the battery in their back. According to the report, the LAPD is very upset with the rapper.
The song, off YG's 2014 album, My Krazy Life, details a hypothetical home invasion. "First, you find a house and scope it out/Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don't believe in bank accounts/Second, you find a crew and a driver, someone who ring the doorbell/And someone that ain't scared to do what it do/Third, you pull up at the spot/Park, watch, ring the doorbell and knock/Four, make sure nobody is home (knock knock)/They gone, okay it's on," the Bompton MC spits.
This isn't the fist time the song has made headlines. Last October, the track sparked outrage in China over the line, "Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don’t believe in bank accounts.” A petition to then President Barack Obama was started in an attempt to get the song removed. It stated, “The song ‘Meet the Flockers’ by YG encourages violence and crimes to a specific ethnic group,” reads the petition. “As one of this group in North America, I feel seriously offended and threatened. Please ban the song from public media and investigate legal responsibilities of the writer.”
The petition ended up surpassing 100,000 signatures.
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