Young Thug Shares New Song Snippet Inspired By George Floyd
The music industry may have pushed things back this week in wake of the ongoing injustices in America but the eruption of protests has clearly provided inspiration for some. Young Thug hasn’t ever been incredibly political in his music. However, if there’s one political statement that became a recurring theme in his music it’s ‘Fuck 12.’
The rapper recently hit Instagram where he shared a snippet of an upcoming single that he’s been recording. With luscious piano chords backing him, Thugger discusses the ongoing harassment of Black people by police officers and paints an image of the protests and riots that have taken place across the U.S. Thug didn’t clarify if this song has a release date or even a title but if it’s like anything else out of Thug’s catalog, it will likely find its way to the public in some sort of fashion.
Thug made his position on the current protests clear once the riots began to erupt. “They’d rather let the nation burn than arrest 3 of their own… let that sink in,” the post reads.
Earlier this week, the four officers responsible for the murder of George Floyd were arrested. Derek Chauvin, the former officer who suffocated Floyd, was charged with second-degree murder. The three other officers were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.