YG has never been one to bite his tongue on social injustice matters within the black community. With the Black Lives Matter movement currently stretching across the world, the Cali rapper has unveiled a new protest anthem titled “FTP (F**k the Police).
YG passionately voices his opinions towards law enforcement, rapping, “F**k the police, that’s how I feel / Buy a glock, burn down the block, that’s how I feel,” “Murder after murder after all these years / Buy a strap, bust back after all these tears.”
His latest track comes during a time when tensions between law enforcements and civilians are mounting in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, both unarmed and murdered by white police officers.
Aside from a track, YG is about action, having planned a protest for Tuesday in Hollywood. However, the 30-year-old was forced to cancel due to safety concerns.
“I was told today that my protest was not safe and that people could get hurt or shot and I’m not trying to get none of my people hurt or shot so I’ma cancel today,” he explained to his followers.
However, he has vowed to restructure his protest in conjunction with Black Lives Matter so that all participants will be safe.
“I’ma come back bigger and better and we gon’ do this shit the right way for the people, for the city, and for all the artists that wanna pop out and participate.”
“FTP” is just the latest track from YG that has taken shots at the legal system. In 2016, he dropped his now infamous “FDT (F**k Donald Trump”),” which featured his close friend and late rap legend Nipsey Hussle. Much like “FDT,” “FTP” will likely not see much radio airplay due to its messaging. Nevertheless, his fans are sure to use the cut as the backdrop for protests to come.
Take a listen for yourself below.