After releasing the controversial song “F**k Donald Trump,” which includes assassination threats against the Republican presidential frontrunner, rapper YG says he and his recording label are being investigated by the Secret Service.
“Secret Service hollering at the label,” YG told TMZ.
“They asked to see the lyrics on my album to see if I’m talking about Trump on my album, because if I’m talking about him on my album they’re going to try and take it off the shelves,” YG said.
The California rapper release his anti-Donald Trump anthem last month. In the song, YG warns the Republican presidential frontrunner to stay out of California, saying:
I like white folks, but I don’t like you
All the niggas in the hood wanna fight you
Surprised El Chapo ain’t tried to snipe you
Surprised the Nation of Islam ain’t tried to find you
Have a rally out in L.A., we gon’ fuck it up
It’s possible that the Secret Service began to take notice of the rapper and his death threat-laced song after he led a crowd of 20,000 of his fans in the collective recitation of “F**K Donald Trump” at the Coachella Music Festival.
Or perhaps it was after the April 18 release of the “F**K Donald Trump” music video, which features the rapper warning of riots if Donald Trump is elected president.
Either way, YG says his song is not meant to be threatening — it’s intended to motivate young voters.
“We’re trying to touch the people,” the rapper said. “We’re trying to motivate the young people to vote.”