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Kendrick Lamar says YG's anti-Donald Trump song "FDT" belongs in "hip-hop history."
During a live discussion today for Forbes Under 30, Lamar recalled some of the music which made an impact on him when he was younger. He referenced N.W.A's "Fuck tha Police," saying his dad would play "FTP" around him. "I don't know if y'all that [song]," he said, grinning as the crowd realized what he was talking about.
He then continued: "Actually, I don't know if YG know this, but his song is damn near a rendition of that song," he said, apparently nodding to "FDT," which YG released last year in the middle of Trump's toxic primary campaign. "That's true hip-hop history for sure."
During the Forbes chat, Lamar also expressed support for Colin Kaepernick and other NFL protestors. Discussing his own impact on young people, he said he believes the former quarterback "wants to stand for something," which is why he has been willing to take heat from so many critics.
"Simple as that," Lamar said. "You don’t look at the moment, whether it’s gonna work or not. No, you look at what the next generation is gonna receive from it."