Y.G.’s four-year-old its way to the top of the charts following the 2020 presidential election. Sales and streams for the Nipsey-Hussle assisted “F*ck Donald Trump” (a.k.a “FTD”) spiked the day before the election and has surged since then, Billboard reports.
The song saw an overall gain of 221%, racking up 1,000 sales on Election Day; while streams shot up from 240,000 to 1,050,000, for an increase of 300%. The track topped the U.S. iTunes charts last Saturday (Nov. 7).
To celebrate, YG posted a fan-made internet meme featuring president-elect Joe Biden.
— 4HUNNID (@YG) November 7, 2020
Released in 2016, the polarizing protest anthem was the second single off YG’s sophomore album, Still Brazy, but it almost got cut from the project. YG contemplated removing the song after the Secret Service reached out to his label. “The Secret Service was calling my label [Universal] to get the lyrics to my album so they could try to pull it off the shelves,” he told New York Magazine in 2016.
At the time, the Compton native revealed that his label made him change some of the lyrics in “FTD,” and removed a Trump line from the song, “Blacks and Browns,” featuring Sadboy.