YG Addresses Secret Service Involvement On His Album 'Still Brazy'
YG’s body of work on his Still Brazy album was forced to be revamped after it got in the hands of the secret service.
The rapper spit rhymes on his album about how he really felt about the current state of the country. On his song "FDT," acronym for "F**k Donald Trump," the rapper went in about Trump representing the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential election. Trump went from being someone the rapper looked up to, based on his business endeavors, to being someone who he now despises. He didn’t hold back on the record, being very vocal about the Republican front-runner before the beat dropped.
“Just when I thought it wouldn’t get no sicker, woke up one morning and heard this weird ass mother f***er talking out the side of his neck,” he said. “Me and all my peoples, we always thought he was straight. Influential mother f***er when it came to the business. But now, since we know how you really feel, this is how we feel.”
When the beat dropped, YG chanted the repetitive, catchy hook “F**k Donald Trump, F**k Donald Trump, yeah ni**a f**k Donald Trump,” on the groovy track with a sound that gives the record an upbeat, West Coast vibe.
His opposition to Trump carried on throughout his verses, stirring up controversy, which resulted in the Secret Service listening to Still Brazy. He was forced to censor some of his lyrics about his political views on Trump, after they called up his label in regards to the song. If you listen closely to "FDT," parts of the lyrics are blanked out.
YG caught up with DJ Whoo Kid in a recent interview, and gave him the 411 on what really went down with the Secret Service and his recent album.
“The Secret Service called in on Universal and was like, ‘Send me the lyrics to YG’s album because we gotta see what he’s talking about,’” he told Whoo Kid. “They did the whole album. That’s why on ‘FDT’ on the album, it’s parts of the song that I had to blank out. Then on the next song ‘Blacks & Browns,’ when Sad Boy’s spitting his sh*t—he said some sh*t towards Donald Trump too—they heard that, and we had to either change it or blank it out, so we put the static noise on top of that. But yeah, it was a real situation going on… Ever since John F. Kennedy got assassinated, they can’t have no people promoting kill Trump, shoot Trump, pop Trump, all that. And we had those types of lines up in the song.”
YG also discussed being black balled by the police on the West Coast, preventing him from doing shows due to what he represents and their perception of him. That situation led YG to think about creating his own movement in all that’s happening with African Americans right now, but he doesn’t let that deter him from getting in his bag about politics and where America is today.
“We the youth,” he raps of "FDT." “We the people of this country. We got a voice too. We will be seen, and we will be heard.”
Watch the full interview below.