Rappers The Game, T.I and others are calling out Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham for a controversial segment about slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.
On Saturday, the Fox host used a segment of her The Ingraham Angle to disparage the late MC less than 24 hours after the memorial procession. With an offensively unsubtle air of disrespect, she talked of the “thousands” who lined the streets to say goodbye to Nipsey. Keeping the sardonic tone, she said, “Now, this dear artist recently released a song called “FDT” — eff Donald Trump.”
The segment rolled on then both Ingraham and contributor Raymond Arroyo laughed about a rising entrepreneur, loving father, and a vital member of the South Los Angeles community.
The outrage was almost immediate, with The Game leading the charge in a call for Fox to fire Ingraham.
Sharing a clip of Ingraham’s remarks, The Game wrote, “@foxnews fires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc… if our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately.”
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So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc… if our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!! 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. Nips passing nor his legacy is to be taken lightly as there will be consequences for any disrespect now or in the future as long as I have a voice !!! I’m asking all of my followers, fans, friends & family to spread this video with demands of #LauraIngrahams termination immediately !!!!! This is not a game & my brothers untimely demise has noticeably shifted the world & brought people from all ethnicity’s together in mourning. There is a power in that, that will be used & action will be taken from now going forward. We will not be accepting any apology from her… we want her fired, PERIOD !!!!! #TheMarathonContinues ??? DO NOT LET THIS SLIDE MY PEOPLE. I know you can feel the energy NIP left all of us.. I know you feel it !!!!! ??
Since then, others have made their own opinions known. Snoop Dogg commented on The Game’s initial post with a simple, “I’m in.”
T.I. shared the video on his own Instagram, calling Ingraham and Arroyo “vile despicable, poor excuses for people.” He continued, “Neither of you WILL EVER know or experience the level of love, appreciation and respect that Nip has… EVEN IN DEATH!!! So let that sizzle in ya lil hateful, demonic spirits.”
R&B singer Tank linked to a petition calling for Ingraham to be fired; as of this writing, over 36,000 people have signed on. “Disrespecting the deceased is not news!” he wrote. “It’s just disrespect!”
Ingraham has gained a reputation for saying really stupid, offensive things about minorities and tragic situations. She called LeBron James “ignorant” for expressing his opinions on Trump and told him to “shut up and dribble.”
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on March 31st in Los Angeles outside a clothing store he owned. The rapper was known not only for his music, but for the contributions he made to his community.