Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated TM104: The Legend of the Snowman, ATL Trap pioneer (Young) Jeezy has decided to jump into the political arena with some less-than-subtle verbiage for President Donald Trump, as well as his number one fan, Kanye West, on the Lex Luger-produced single “MLK BLVD”. He mentions the president’s name fifteen bars in:
“Heard what I said n*gga, fuck Trump
Say it again n*gga, fuck Trump
Somebody better call CNN”
…Hopefully YG doesn’t try to sue him for copying his lyrics. Hey, Jeezy did take the word “Donald” out.
I can see Trump’s tweets in response already. Probably something about Kanye selling more albums than Jeezy, “fake news” CNN, and a punctuation of “sad!”. Ahh, you gotta love this political climate.
The part I’m surprised outlets haven’t picked up on yet is Jeezy’s open shots at one-time collaborator and friend Kanye West, with regards to West’s support of Trump. Check out the following bars:
“This n*gga talking like he Ye or something
That n*gga must be on that ye or something”
And immediately preceding that is a line warning listeners to “Keep your eyes out for them false prophets”, a reference to the 2016 J. Cole single by the same name that called out Kanye. Plus, depending on how you read the first stanza, it’s full of subliminals likely directed at Ye.
While Jeezy is definitely not the only rapper going after Trump – Rick Ross, who is mentioned in this song, had some bars for Trump last week on Port of Miami 2 – it IS significant that he mentions West’s name. Given the pair’s history as collaborators, I’ll be curious to see if this turns into anything more substantial. Check out the song below – which also features Meek Mill – and let me know what you think: