Ice Cube doesn’t actually mention Donald Trump by name in his new song.
But the track is called “Arrest The President.”
And the lyrics are a not-so-subtle jab at Trump, and strongly suggest that his days in office are numbered.
Ice Cube’s lyrics, to be clear, do not call for any violence against Donald Trump or his administration.
Rather, “Arrest The President” calls for exactly that — the arrest of POTUS.
“Let’s meet at the White House, run in and turn the lights out, they treat it like a trap house,” Ice Cube suggests.
“Arrest the president… You got the evidence,” he sings.
He makes no secret of why Trump deserves to be arrested.
“That n—- is Russian intelligence,” the lyrics accuse.
“Did you know the new white was orange?” Ice Cube quips during the song.
He then accuses: “Boy, you’re showing your horns.”
This is a reference to Trump’s behavior, from his overt racism to his heartless policies, being something Ice Cube would expect from a devil.
“Who you elected is so septic,” Ice Cube says, putting Trump’s voters themselves on blast.
He also takes aim at Trump’s habit of stating provable lies as if they were fact.
“So full of s–t,” Ice Cube says. “I can’t accept it.”
Ice Cube has made his thoughts on Trump clear since before the election.
In August of 2017, an absurd rumor was going around suggesting that Ice Cube had endorsed Trump’s candidacy.
The rapper took to Twitter to make certain that no one could believe this absurd rumor.
“I will never endorse a mothaf–ka like Donald Trump!” Ice Cube clarified. “EVER!!!”
Some would remain silent on such rumors, hoping to avoid controversy by speaking out one way or the other.
Ice Cube did not want anyone mistaking him for a Trump supporter.
Ice Cube is hardly alone.
When Snoop Dogg peppered his art with references to Trump’s death, he faced backlash from Trump’s fans.
He also faced hand-wringing from people who dislike Trump but are, frankly, huge weenies who worry about optics more than anything else.
ice Cube did not backstab Snoop, and instead voiced his support.
“Freedom of speech,” he cited in defense of his friend and his friend’s controversial music and imagery.
Notably, Ice Cube’s lyrics “play it safe” in a way unlikely to earn him a visit from Secret Service.
Ice Cube may have produced this song simply to vent about the hellish nightmare-world that we all occupy.
More cynically, perhaps he just wanted some cash and some good press from people who hate Trump as much as he does.
It’s also possible that he is hoping that this song will one day be immortalized in one or more films documenting the rise and fall of Donald Trump.
You know, if Johnny Cash’s “When The Man Comes Around” doesn’t quite fit a scene, maybe “Arrest The President” will.
It’s sure to be a little on the nose — but there have been other, very spot-on songs that have been used years or even decades later in films about the events they describe.
That said, Trump has not yet been arrested. Right now, Ice Cube’s song is premature.
That said, there are murmurings that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to make some sort of move this week.
This comes just days after Ice Cube’s song dropped.
That said, a lot of people let wishful thinking cloud their judgment.
They may get their hopes up and then feel disappointed.
It’s always possible that Trump will resign, or pass away of natural causes in office, or even last the rest of his 4-year term.
Ice Cube’s song, though it may give hope to many, may never come true.
We’ll all find out together.
Years ago, we would never have expected to say this, but … Kylie Jenner makes better relationship decisions than her sister Kim.
Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for Senate has attracted national attention, in part because he is looking to unseat Ted Cruz.
As you’ll see in the video we’ve included, Travis Scott returned to his hometown to support O’Rourke’s campaign.
On Sunday, October 28, Travis Scott appeared at the Bayland Park Community Center in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
He was there to drum up support for Beto O’Rourke.
“You just need to go out, hit these polls …” Travis encouraged the crowd while speaking with a microphone.
“We need to just tell our peers, man,” he continued. “To like step out and vote.”
Travis assured those who had gathered: “We can change the world.”
Travis is from Houston. In fact, his family still lives there.
Famously, he and Kylie were spotted in Houston after news of her pregnancy broke, as he introduced her to his family.
Kylie’s baby daddy was not the only celebrity who was there to promote O’Rourke.
NFL player Arian Foster, another Houston native, was there to drum up support.
O’Rourke tweeted a photo, writing: “Houston’s @trvisXX and @ArianFoster! Big thanks to both”
There is often a narrative that celebrity endorsements are a form of outside influence.
(This is a narrative pushed by the political Right, whose celebrity endorsements tend to be rarer and much stranger)
O’Rourke’s campaign side-stepped this issue by being endorsed by Houston’s native sons while in the city itself.
A Texan, celebrity or not, supporting a candidate in Texas is the furthest thing from “outside influence.”
If elected, O’Rourke will be part of the face that Texas shows to the world.
Beto O’Rourke was instantly likeable to many because he is running against Ted Cruz.
Dislike of Cruz is not a partisan issue — it is one thing that united Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.
O’Rourke gained national attention when the GOP tweeted a photo of him from years ago when he was in a band.
This was a huge misfire by political strategists, who hoped to show Beto as a young musician and not a serious politician.
Instead, people around the country just noticed that O’Rourke was both cool and hot.
That’s O’Rourke on the left. People who have never set foot in Texas in their lives saw this photo had had sex dreams about him.
But we have a sneaking suspicion that sex appeal is not why Travis Scott is endorsing the guy.
Instead, Travis Scott wants a better country for himself and his family than the one that we currently inhabit.
Violence, bigotry, and vitriol fill the news every week.
This has to be particularly concerning to Travis because he is now the father of an almost-nine-month-old child.
Travis wants a better future for Stormi.
A couple of years ago, when Kylie was dating Tyga, we would never have imagined that we’d be praising her partner.
Instead, look at Kim’s marriage to a MAGA-hat-wearing impulsive man-child who won’t listen to anyone.
Kanye is embarrassing his loved ones with his antics. Even Caitlyn Jenner admits that Trump sucks.
Travis Scott seems to have a good head on his shoulders and to be a good person.
Sometimes, people find it difficult to feel optimistic about midterm elections.
The answer is to vote, whether you feel enthusiastic about it or not. Do your part to make the world a better place.
Florida Man has struck again, folks.
However, this particular Florida man is different than most of the stories we write about the generic Florida Man.
Here is what we mean…
On Tuesday night, Ron DeSantis won the Republican primary for the Governorship of The Sunshine State.
On the opposite end of the political spectrum, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for this same position.
The two candidates will square off in the general election this November, as voters are asked to choose between a very progressive, anti-Donald Trump candidate…
… and DeSantis, who earned an endorsement from the infamous Commander-in-Chief.
During an appearance on Fox News a few hours after his victory, DeSantis was talking about the upcoming race and made a remark that nearly everyone is interpreting as a reference to Gillum’s race.
Around the 34-second mark of the video featured here, DeSantis warns Floridians that “the last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda.”
DeSantis is on one hand telling folks that they’d be stuck with an agenda backed by Democrats such as Bernie Sanders if Gillum is elected.
On the other hand, he’s… ummm… being totally racist?
Aside from simply inventing a phrase (people “muck” things up, yes, but no one says anyone “monkeys” anything up) that uses an insult that’s been hurled at African-Americans for centuries, DeSantis is being accused of employing offensive “dog whistles” in this interview.
Take note of when he says Gillum is an “articulate” speaker who “performed better” at the debates than his rivals.
DeSantis’ camp has said, in response to this controversy, that the candidate “was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses.
“To characterize it as anything else is absurd.
“Florida’s economy has been on the move for the last eight years and the last thing we need is a far-left democrat trying to stop our success.”
Just ignore that one racist word he used, okay?!? Unless, of course, it helps to emphasize the important differences between the candidates for you and will prompt you to vote for DeSantis.
Watch the remark here and judge its intent for yourself.