The hip-hop community is calling for the firing of Fox News host Laura Ingraham following disrespectful comments made in the wake of Nipsey Hussle’s death.
During Friday’s “The Ingraham Angle,” the conservative commentator aired a segment about the slain rapper following his memorial service. She referred to YG’s song “FDT,” which was released three years ago, on which Nipsey was a featured guest.
“This dear artist recently released a song called ‘FDT,’ F Donald Trump,” said Ingraham before playing a clip of YG from the music video.
She then laughed while discussing the lyrics. “That’s a very catchy refrain,” she said to the other on-air personality, Raymond Arroyo, who also laughed and responded: “Very catchy.”
“So…the chorus it goes on and on… Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?” asked Ingraham.
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
The clip was posted online, prompting Nipsey’s friends including The Game to react and call for the firing of the conservative commentator.
“So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc,” said Game. “If our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!! We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole. I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same.”
Snoop Dogg responded to Game’s post, adding, “I’m in.”
T.I. also weighed in by reposting the clip and adding his own thoughts. “This is Disgusting! You both are vile despicable, poor excuses for people,” he said. “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!!!!”
Tank also called on Fox to fire Ingraham. “Disrespecting the deceased is not news! It’s just disrespect! If this is not what @foxnews is all about we shall see!” he wrote.
The R&B crooner also shared a link to a petition demanding Ingraham’s firing, which had over 25,000 signatures as of press time. “Laura made disrespectful and unprofessional comments, which included laughter regarding as she was sharing information regarding Nipsey Hussle’s passing!” reads the petition. “The best apology that could be received is for Laura to be terminated from Fox News networking channel.”