Hip Hop Gets Blamed for Donald Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”

Hip hop has been blamed for many things–we don’t need to pick at those scabs again, right?–but this is a new one: the music caused Donald Trump to say those horrible things about women. This, er, unconventional deconstruction of Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” attitude comes courtesy of Katrina Pierson, one of Trump’s many beleaguered spokespeople.

Her explanation? Hip hop culture and the entertainment industry are to blame for Trump talking like this. Here’s what she had to say on CNN:

I do quite find it rich that we have Democrats and the left talking about rape culture, when they are the ones backed fully by Hollywood. This rape culture is purported by none other than the entertainment industry, none other than by hip hop music, which can you hear on local radio stations, as well as network television which actually pushes this.

There’s so much wrong with this Trump excuse that it’s hard to know where to begin.

  1. Can you imagine Trump listening to hip hop?
  2. This is a deflection.  Trump did say these things and sounded like he meant it.
  3. Hip hop fans find this hilarious.

Read more at UPROXX.

Meanwhile, another Trump loyalist brought Beyonce lyrics into the argument. Bad idea because you never, ever piss off the BeyHive. From The Guardian.

Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus horrific,” said McCaughey on CNN on Monday, noting that she herself did not like “rap music”. “But in fact she likes language like this: ‘I came to slay bitch, when he fuck me good, I take his ass to Red Lobster,’” quoting Beyoncé’s song Formation.

That happens to be a line from Beyoncé, her favorite performer, whom she says she idolizes and would like to imitate,” McCaughey continued. “There’s a lot of hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton expressing such horror.

Now you’ve done it. Prepare for the wrath of Queen Bey’s fans.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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