Donald Trump’s Presidential Win: YG, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae and More React with Shock and Disgust
After a long night following a historic, incredibly polarizing election, the United States has elected Donald J. Trump as its next president.
As shock waved through America, the hip-hop community was no different, with everyone from John Legend and Questlove to Meek Mill, Talib Kweli, Chuck D and YG reacting with shock, disgust and embarrassment.
While Diddy had previously posted that people needed to remain calm, no matter who won, posting, “Keep Calm: No matter who is president, Jesus is king,” on Instagram, with David Banner expressing similar sentiments on Twitter, urging people not to “freak out”—people, well, freaked out.
Some people clung to the survival and diligence of black people. Killer Mike reminded people that we’d survived a Reagan presidency and “the 80s” didn’t raise any “punks.” Others cried. And cried. And wondered what the heck is going to happen over the next four years. Of course, YG was especially distraught, as he’s been actively pressing against a Trump presidency with his song, “F— Donald Trump.” Just yesterday he was giving out free “F—- Donald Trump” bagels to Compton voters. He maintained that his “F— Donald Trump” tour is still on, and will resume in Denver.
At any rate, a new day is upon us. Read some of the responses to Trump’s win below.
Once again America has continued to FAIL WOMEN, MINORITIES, MUSLIMS, & IMMIGRANTS, LGBTQ, this is so disgusting.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 9, 2016
I'm tired of people saying that Trump had no ground game. His ground game was white supremacy. He had a ground game & it made an impact.
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 9, 2016
White people watched Donald Trump demonstrate no knowledge of the issues, lose the debates, and insult everyone. They still chose him.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 9, 2016
I survived The Reagan Era. The 80s & raise no Punks https://t.co/eUmKqo48QD
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) November 9, 2016
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016
Aye, what y'all wearing to the slave auction tomorrow ??
— Black Jesus (@thegame) November 8, 2016
Now you done fucked up
— Black Beatles (@RaeSremmurd) November 9, 2016
One last time.. My president is Black.
— Young Jeezy (@Jeezy) November 9, 2016
I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 9, 2016
I M P E A C H M E N T do you know what that mean mane ! #DaDumbway
— Coach Webbie (@OfficialWebbie) November 9, 2016
Buckle Up Kiddo's. Gonna be a rough one https://t.co/H9uo2h5XfO
— Evidence. (@Evidence) November 9, 2016
remember, you get what you ask for, America. I will wake up tomorrow as a black man feeling the same way I felt when I woke yesterday.
— Rapper Big Pooh (@RapperBigPooh) November 9, 2016
wow. wow wow. wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowwow….
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) November 9, 2016
— Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) November 9, 2016
The Fuck Donald Trump tour continues on Sunday in Denver – https://t.co/y7uBQt384d
— YG (@YG) November 9, 2016
This sht traces back to the damn OJSimpson verdict.A long trail of Black smiles that the USA got tired of seeing. Its 1877 regurgitated…
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 9, 2016
but fr, don't be scared. don't go nowhere. the beast just took its mask off… Its time to face it America
— B.o.B (@bobatl) November 9, 2016
Don't freak out. Go to sleep, wake up and continue to be Black in America.
— DAVID BANNER (@davidbanner) November 9, 2016
When The Civil War popping off?
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) November 9, 2016