Hip-Hop Community Reacts to Donald Trump's Presidential Win on Social Media
The hip-hop community is reacting to Donald Trump’s presidential win on social media, and are amongst the many voices expressing shock and disbelief over the victory.
Trump hasn’t been particularly popular in the music industry during his run and several artists have requested that he cease playing their music during his rallies. During her campaign, Hillary Clinton collected support from the likes of Jay Z, Chance the Rapper, YG and Pusha T.
Below are some reactions from the hip-hop community on Trump’s win:
[Disclaimer: Some Posts Contain Strong Language]
Diddy reacted to the news in a spiritual manner.
A photo posted by PUFF DADDY (@iamdiddy) on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:26pm PST
Snoop Dogg was dumbfounded and asked Drake if he could move to Canada.
#fact RP #teamLOVE A photo posted by PUFF DADDY (@iamdiddy) on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:26pm PST
Chuck D of Public Enemy compared Trump to Hitler.
Hitler Is Real #meinTrump
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 9, 2016
Rick Ross asked people to remain “resilient.”
Remain resilient. — Yung Rénzél (@rickyrozay) November 9, 2016
Macklemore posted a long post musing on “moving on” and about teaching his young daughter to have love for “all people.”
I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But...It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment
A photo posted by Ben Haggerty (@macklemore) on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:45am PST
Killer Mike said that “we will be ok.”
We will be ok https://t.co/mIpJpad774 — Killer Mike (@KillerMike) November 9, 2016
Talib Kweli expressed his extreme disappointment.
I was wrong. I thought America couldn't possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 9, 2016
DJ Green Lantern told people to protect their families.
Protect your family . — DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) November 9, 2016
Tinashe described herself as “sick,” “disgusted” and “heartbroken.”
Sick. Disgusted. Heartbroken.
— TINASHE (@Tinashe) November 9, 2016
Questlove just tried to keep his cool.
Mediates. Waits. Keeps Cool. A photo posted by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:18pm PST
Arrested Development said it would be “a test of everyone’s faith and character.”
Donald Trump has won. Now is a test of everyone's faith and character. #GodBeWithUs
— ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (@ADtheBAND) November 9, 2016
Meek Mill had some negative thoughts on America.
Money and entertainment rules America! That's a fact! A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:25pm PST
David Banner encouraged people to go about their business.
Don't freak out. Go to sleep, wake up and continue to be Black in America.
— DAVID BANNER (@davidbanner) November 9, 2016
Lil B was all love in his message to fans.
Sending my love to the people of the United States right now, this is the tone of the people right now - Lil B — Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 9, 2016
Mack Wilds was just incoherent.
wow. wow wow. wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowwow....
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) November 9, 2016