Nas Pens Open Letter About “Racist” Donald Trump, Politics & Art In America
(AllHipHop News) Nas has always used his music to address social issues in America.
The Hip Hop legend decided to share some of his thoughts on Donald Trump and the current political climate via an open letter posted on Mass Appeal.
“The Creator put us here to do our thing, so I do my thing. And I don’t pay attention to politics at the moment. For what? There’s no reason. For me, it doesn’t make any sense. We all know a racist is in office,” stated Nas. “People can talk their sh-t. Comedians can sound racist. People can go through their moments of that sh-t, 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 sh-t.”
He later added, “My way of addressing these issues is through my work. Whatever president may be in office doesn’t affect my work directly. 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.”
Nas also covered how believes art will survive the “Trump Era.”
“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,” wrote the “One Love” spitter. “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.”
To read Nas’ full open letter visit massappeal.com.