Fox News host Laura Ingraham isn’t known for an affinity for communities of color. So should it be any surprise that she found humor in the memorial service and music of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle?
Calls are growing for Ingraham to be fired over her chuckle session, in which she critiqued a song she mistakenly attributed to Nipsey although he was only featured on the track, which is entitled ‘FDT’ – F Donald Trump; Ingraham is an acolyte of President Trump’s, and a fierce defender of his views.
But she needs to get her rappers right: the man she was referencing is actually Cali rapper YG, not Nipsey.
Nipsey, a West Coast rapper whose effort to work within and for his community overshadowed his musical legacy, has become a revered figure in Hip Hop in the aftermath of his murder, which took place last month in broad daylight outside his own clothing store in a troubled section of Los Angeles.
Thousands lined the streets of L.A. to pay homage to the rapper, whose memorial service attracted a Who’s Who of entertainment elites.
But Ingraham still managed to find something to mock.
Here’s the segment:
Here's Laura Ingraham mocking a murder victim, just hours after he was laid to rest, because he opposed Trump 3 years ago. (Also, the man rapping in that video is YG, a person who is not Nipsey Hussle.) For shame.pic.twitter.com/02iBYdr5wo— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) April 13, 2019
And here’s part of the response. Singer Tank called for Ingraham to be fired, and rap superstar T.I. referred to the Fox host as “demonic”:
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This is Disgusting! You both are vile despicable, poor excuses for people. My expectations have already decreased so much for mankind in the past couple weeks that this hardly surprised me… especially from @foxnews But rest assured that sooner than later you’ll BOTH see… WE ALL GET OUR TURN TO LIVE THROUGH OUR OWN PERSONAL TRAGEDY… and watch how many people dance in the streets,laugh and crack distasteful inappropriate jokes when it’s YOUR TURN!!!! Karma is constant & the laws of reciprocity ARE IN ORDER!!!! Neither of you WILL EVER know or experience the level of love, appreciation and respect that Nip has… EVEN IN DEATH!!! So let that sizzle in ya lil hateful,demonic spirits. And with that… I’m logging off IG at least a month or so… 🖕🏽