YG has released a video for his latest song, “FTP” (short for “Fuck the Police”).
The black-and-white clip opens with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” It then jumps to footage of YG leading protestors in a live sing-along of “FTP,” which was shot in Los Angeles on June 7. The visual also features a montage of viral clips that show police brutality against peaceful protestors.
On Instagram, the rapper explained why he chose to film the video during a protest. “I wanted to document that so when they hear this song and think we are reckless and violent they see a peaceful protest of all different people coming together for a common cause. That is history. That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods,” he wrote.
According to a note at the end of the video, there were 100,000 people in attendance at the June 7 protest, which was described as “the largest anti-racism march in Los Angeles City history.”
Watch the “FTP” video below:
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