Fox News host Laura Ingraham laughed and joked while reporting on Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service, and many are infuriated.
On Friday’s episode of “The Ingraham Angle,” she recapped the late rapper’s memorial service, which took place Thursday at the Staples Center.
“Yesterday in L.A., thousands lined the streets to say goodbye to rapper Nipsey Hussle. Now this dear artist recently released a song called ‘FDT’ – F Donald Trump,” Ingraham said before airing a clip from the music video.
The track was actually released by Los Angeles rapper YG in 2016, but it does feature Hussle. However, the clip Ingraham played showed YG and not Hussle.
The commentator then went on to dissect the tune, which repeats “(expletive) Donald Trump” in the chorus.
“Now that’s a very creative refrain,” Ingraham said while laughing with her guest, Raymond Arroyo. “The chorus goes on and on. Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?”
“This is Disgusting!,” T.I. wrote in on Instagram. “You both are vile despicable, poor excuses for people.”
An online petition calling for Ingraham’s firing later surfaced. As of Monday afternoon, it had been signed by more than 13,000 people.
Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot outside his clothing shop, Marathon Clothing Company, in Los Angeles on Mar. 31. Eric Holder, 29, has been charged with killing him.
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