Over the years, quite a few rappers and singers have written songs perceived as anti-American. From dead prez's "Know Your Enemy" to Lupe Fiasco's "American Terrorist," artists have long shown their disgust with the way America operates by voicing their frustrations in their music. Recently, Lil Wayne even came under fire for allegedly stepping on the flag during the filming of his "God Bless Amerika" music video. He later said that it was "never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America," but many saw it as the ultimate sign of disrespect.
For every artist that slanders America, though, there are a dozen more who show it love. And many of them do it not by writing songs, but by rocking the good old red, white and blue in their music videos, at their concerts and their everyday lives. As you prepare to stuff our faces, watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July today, check out these 40 artists showing their patriotism.
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