YG Defends Filming Music Video At Protests on Sunday
The Compton MC received backlash on social media on Sunday.
YG teamed up with Los Angeles' chapter of Black Lives Matter to assemble a protest on Hollywood Boulevard over the weekend. Thousands of people showed up. However, his use of the time has drawn the ire of many on social media.
During the gathering, YG shot the video for his most recent song. The track, "FTP," takes aim at police across the country. He took to Instagram on Monday morning to defend the impromptu video shoot.
"For anyone out there talking," he wrote, "I don't question your advocacy and don't think you should question mine. See you gotta understand that a lot of people out there see me as a n*gga. They don't see the black proud man. They see a kid form Bompton and they expect violence."
By all accounts, the event went peacefully.
"They hear FTP and they think I'm gonna come and burn my city," he continued. "We showed up and did it right...the real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to protest and unite for change."
YG originally attempted to organize a protest last weekend after releasing the song. Out of concerns for his fans' safety, he teamed up with Black Lives Matter to reschedule the event.
"We should be directing that energy at the cops," he continued, "and the government and helping create the change we want to see. Stay focused...we got a real enemy and it ain't each other."