YG Rallies Against Police Brutality in ‘FTP’ Video
Written by B87FM on June 12, 2020
No justice, no peace.
YG leads the revolt in opposition to police brutality and systematic racism within the video for his protest anthem “FTP (F**okay the Police),” which was shot throughout a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Hollywood on June 7. The rally, which he organized alongside Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, introduced out a reported 100,000 folks, the most important anti-racism march in L.A.
The black-and-white clip captures footage of social justice protests throughout the nation, together with the rebellion within the streets of L.A., with pictures of police brutality and cop vehicles being vandalized. The Compton rapper stands in the course of demonstrators on Hollywood Blvd. whereas holding up indicators that learn “No justice no peace” and “FDT” as the group chants “Fuck the police.”
“It’s the Klu Klux cops / They on a mission / It’s the Klu Klux cops,” raps YG.
Regardless of the peaceable protest, YG confronted backlash for capitalizing off the BLM motion through the use of it as a backdrop for his video. “For anybody on the market speaking I don’t query your advocacy and don’t assume you need to query mine,” he mentioned in response to his critics. “See you gotta perceive that lots of people on the market they see me as a N*gga. They don’t see the black proud man. They see a child from Bompton they usually anticipate violence. They hear FTP they usually assume I’m gonna come and burn my metropolis. So we confirmed up and did it proper. We proved them fallacious.”
The video ends with a message demanding an finish to police brutality and inspiring the defunding of the police.