Nancy Reagan: Trap Queen? Have Fetty Wap Perform At First Lady’s Funeral, Petition Says
Following the death of Nancy Reagan at the age of 94, armchair drug policy activists have started a petition demanding the White House have Fetty Wap perform "Trap Queen" at the former First Lady's funeral "to commemorate her contribution to the Trap."
The petition, started by Change.org user David D., cites the woman behind the widely disputed "Just Say No To Drugs" campaign's "unforgettable legacy as the First Lady of the United States," but insists that her accolades run deeper than being married to former President Ronald Reagan: she "holds the important legacy as being the most famous Trap Queen in American history."
The political figure's death has reignited debates regarding the Reagan administration's escalation of the War on Drugs which led to the mass incarceration of Black and Latino Americans in particular. The petition calls-out the hypocrisy of the First Lady leading a nationwide "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign while her president husband enacted domestic drug policies that involved extraordinarily harsh sentences to mostly minor drug offenders and possibly funding the Contras in Nicaragua, who helped supply the United States with cocaine, SPIN reports.
In the words of the petition: "While her husband was linking up with Papi to flood the streets with narcotics, Nancy was on TV telling kids to 'Say No To Drugs.' Her infamous 'anti-drug' phrase encouraged strict laws on drug possession that led to a school-to-prison pipeline we're still dealing with now."
The petition continues: "Blacks and Latinos went to jail in droves for possessing drugs her husband gave them. It was an incredible sleight of hand that would make any wannabe Trap Queen hide in shame for her inability to be as diabolical as Nancy."
As Uproxx points out, Killer Mike previously addressed the same issues and called out Nancy and Ronald for flooding drugs into black communities on his 2012 track "Reagan." Listen to Killer Mike breakdown the War On Drugs below.