According to new reports, rappers Snoop Dogg, T.I., and The Game are demanding Fox News fire host Laura Ingraham in response to remarks made over recently-deceased rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was slain in a recent gang-related incident.
Ingraham recently discussed the deceased rapper’s anti-Trump stance, eliciting outrage from colleagues in the industry, who have since released a petition calling for the network to remove her program.
Both Snoop Dogg and T.I. have previously faced backlash for a litany of remarks made against both President Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
From The Hill:
Musicians including rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game are calling for Fox News to dismiss host Laura Ingraham over comments she made about deceased rapper Nipsey Hussle.
The rappers took issue with a news segment in which Ingraham appeared to mock Hussle’s criticism of President Trump, saying that they would not allow the host to disrespect the late artist.
Los Angeles-based rapper The Game said in an Instagram post that Fox News should fire her or risk losing “millions of viewers.”
“We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole,” The Game wrote. “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!!!”
Snoop Dogg, who spoke at a memorial service for the late rapper, commented on the post, “I’m in.”
Rapper T.I. also criticized Ingraham’s comments, calling the segment “disgusting.”
“Neither of you WILL EVER know or experience the level of love, appreciation and respect that Nip has,” T.I. said in a separate Instagram post, referring to Ingraham and Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo. “EVEN IN DEATH!!! So let that sizzle in ya lil hateful, demonic spirits.”
R&B artist Tank shared a link on his Instagram to a petition calling for Ingraham’s dismissal. The petition had received more than 36,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.
Ingraham last week appeared to mock one of rapper YG’s hits songs, “FDT,” that he released in tandem with Hussle in 2016. The song includes the chorus, “F— Donald Trump.”
“Now, this dear artist recently released a song called FDT, ‘F Donald Trump,'” Ingraham said on her nightly news program, before transitioning to a clip from a music video for the song.
“OK, that’s a very creative refrain,” Ingraham added. “The chorus that goes on and on, is that related to lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African-Americans?”