Back in 2016, YG released “F*** Donald Trump,” and four years later, it’s become the #1 song on iTunes as Biden/Harris supporters took to the streets across America on Saturday to celebrate the election results.
Streams of the 2016 record soared over the past week as Americans headed to the polls. The song reportedly experienced a 221 percent jump in sales from Monday (Nov. 2) to Election Day (Nov. 3), and surpassed more than one million streams on the day the polls closed.
.@YG and Nipsey Hussle's "FDT" has reached #1 on US iTunes.
— chart data (@chartdata) November 7, 2020
CNN exiting to commercial while FDT plays in the background ? pic.twitter.com/6qemjKgiFa
— ben. (@benhomme_) November 7, 2020
— Straight2ThaBank (@NewArizona) November 7, 2020
Fans are now on a mission to make “FDT” the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 next week, and, of course, YG is all for it.
???????? FUCK DONALD since 2016 https://t.co/UHsyRfuTl1
— 4HUNNID (@YG) November 7, 2020
The late Nipsey spoke about the track during an appearance on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, saying he was initially shocked that Trump managed to secure the Republican nomination.
“I think protest music is important,” Nipsey said. “Even how the song came up, we was just in the studio doing a collab mixtape. He asked me, ‘What you think about this Donald Trump shit?’ I’m like, ‘I thought it was a joke!’ I didn’t really think he could secure a Republican endorsement or even win. I didn’t think that was possible. The way the song came out it was really like some movie shit.”
Everybody sing along.