Vic Mensa Discusses How Rappers Used To "Love" Donald Trump Before Birtherism

The 93PUNX band frontman makes an appearance on cable news.

(AllHipHop News) Chicago emcee Vic Mensa stopped by MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber to talk about his provocative new music video for "Camp America." The vid and song criticize the Trump Administration's controversial child detention centers for migrant children.

While speaking with Melber, Mensa further explained why his "Camp America" MV depicted white children in cages rather than kids of Central and South American descent. He also talked about how members of the Hip Hop community changed their views about Donald Trump prior to the real estate magnate running for president.

"Well you remember, rap used to love Trump. Trump was practically a rapper at a point in time. Trump was partying with all the rappers," said Vic. "There were still songs being made about Donald Trump up until like 2012-13, right before he was like, [President Barack] Obama's not an American! He's a Muslim!' That's when all of us were like, 'Uh...' We started to tip-toe away."

The 26-year-old Roc Nation representative continued, "But obviously, Donald Trump is a reality TV star. That's what he's doing now on the highest level possible, and it shows in the job that he's doing as far as policy and legislation. This is not what he's built for."

Beginning in 2011, Donald Trump became the most prominent proponent of Birtherism, a conspiracy theory that falsely claimed Obama was not born in America and therefore could not serve as President of the United States. White House Senior Advisor/Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner recently garnered negative press when he refused to denounce Birtherism as racist.

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