With the uprising of protests, many artists including YG are speaking up against police brutality. Last week YG released a new track titled, “FTP (F*** the Police)” and has now released visuals.
Just days after dropping his single, he announced that he would be hosting a peaceful protest and immediately cancelled due to threats of violence. YG then teamed up with Black Lives Matter LA and brought together a peaceful protest of 100,000 people.
YG used the protest setting as a powerful backdrop to his music video. The visuals contain various shots of people protesting around the country along with aerial footage from the Hollywood protest. YG is seen holding a “no justice, no peace sign” and is surrounded by many more standing up for the Black Lives Matter movement.
After receiving some backlash from filming at the protest YG addressed it on Instagram stating:
“You gotta understand that a lot of people out there they see me as a N*gga. They don’t see the black proud man. They see a kid from Bompton and they expect violence. They hear FTP and they think I’m gonna come and burn my city. So we showed up and did it right..”
Watch the video below: