Nas has a few things to say about Donald Trump; the good news is, it doesn’t involve a bloody head.
In an open letter published on Mass Appeal, Nas opened up about racism in the country, specifically pertaining to the relations between Black men and law enforcement. But during the New York rapper’s dissertation, he suggested that he doesn’t pay attention to politics because a “racist is in office.”
“People can talk their sh*t. Comedians can sound racist,” he wrote. “People can go through their moments of that shit, but when you have the responsibility of being President and you carry on like that, you send a strong message to people outside of your group that they ain’t worth shit.”
Nas went on to explain that he escapes the recent political madness and constant shenanigans by tapping into his creative side. “My way of addressing these issues is through my work. Whatever president may be in office doesn’t affect my work directly,” he shared. “The way he affects people is what affects me. I observe what’s going on and that goes into my creative process. The person himself, I’m not caught up with. I don’t even have time for Trump or Pence. I don’t give a f*ck,”
He added, “But in reality, art is gonna thrive regardless. Whether it’s affected by who’s in office or not, art thrives. I live in that—I live in those walls, I live in those wires, I live in those pencils and papers, and that sound. I’m not caught up in politics. I saw Gerald Ford and his vice president Nelson Rockefeller. I saw Jimmy Carter. I saw Ronald Reagan, and I saw George Bush, Sr. I saw Bill Clinton, George Bush, Jr., and Barack Obama. I’m good.”
Read the rapper’s full article here.
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