Rappers call for the firing of Fox News’ Laura Ingraham after she mocked Nipsey Hussle
Donald Trump’s sycophant Laura Ingraham laughed as she reported on Nipsey Hussle’s funeral Thursday, and now some prominent rappers are calling for her firing.
—Victim shot with Nipsey Hussle arrested because of slain rapper’s gang ties—
During an episode of The Ingraham Angle, Ingraham took aim at the slain rapper and snickered when referring to his song taking a swipe at Trump, Deadline reports.
“Yesterday in L.A., thousands lined the streets to say goodbye to rapper Nipsey Hussle,” Ingraham said with a grin. “Now this dear artist recently released a song called ‘FDT’ – F Donald Trump.”
Ingraham apparently was clueless about the song which featured Hussle but it was released on Compton rapper YG’s 2016 album Still Brazy.
The hook of the song says repeatedly “f–k Donald Trump”. Ingraham then took a shot at Hussle saying: “Now that’s a very creative refrain,” Ingraham said.
“Very catchy,” her guest Raymond Arroyo said smiling along with Ingraham.
“So… the chorus it goes on and on. Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?” Ingraham asked.
Several rappers tore into Ingraham and called for her immediate dismissal for mocking a murder victim, USA Today reports.
“So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful (expletive) by tomorrow,” rapper The Game @LosAngelesconfidential wrote on Instagram Sunday.
“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, who gave a moving speech at Hussle’s funeral added, “I’m in.”
T.I. also slammed the Fox News host saying:
“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,” wrote the rapper to his social media page.
R&B artist Tank too tore into Ingraham.
“POST! REPOST! REPOST REPOST!
Disrespecting the deceased is not news! It’s just disrespect! If this is not what @foxnews is all about we shall see! #firelauraingraham
#TheGeneral #TheMarathonContinues#RIP #NipseyHussle
—Disgusting! LAPD probes audio leak of dispatchers allegedly trashing Nipsey Hussle’s parents—
Tank also posted a petition calling for Ingraham’s firing which has garnered 14,000 signatures so far.
Hussle, whose real name Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed outside his South Los Angeles Marathon Clothing store on March 31.
The beloved entrepreneur was hailed a hometown hero who took care of his community and worked to better it and give back.
His memorial at the Staples Center drew more than 21,000 people and many more who spilled outside the stadium and lined the streets that led up to his clothing store to say goodbye on Thursday.
Hussle was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery.