Rappers call for Fox News to fire Ingraham over Nipsey Hussle segment

Laura Ingraham Nipsey Hussle Backlash

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"Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?"

Hussle, whose real name Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed outside his South Los Angeles Marathon Clothing store on March 31. People are literally grieving over a husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and someone who meant so much too so many people.

Rappers The Game, T.I. and a slew of others are demanding the network fire Ingraham.

"Now this dear artist recently released a song called "FDT" - F Donald Trump", Ingraham said on her program Friday during a segment no Hussle's death and his appearance on the YG track, "Fuck Donald Trump".

He continues "I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same. Nips passing nor his legacy is to be taken lightly as there will be consequences for any disrespect now or in the future as long as I have a voice!"

Finally, rapper Snoop Dogg joined in, commenting on The Game's post in support.

T.I. posted the same clip, calling it "disgusting". "EVEN IN DEATH! So let that sizzle in ya lil hateful, demonic spirits".

Some prominent music figures were not cool with Ingraham's commentary on Hussle's memorial and took to social media to express their frustration and desire to get Ingraham axed from Fox or TV, period. In one moment during the segment, Ingraham and Arroyo poked fun at 85-year-old Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for mistaking Hussle for "Russell" while eulogizing the slain Grammy nominee.

Now, online petitions have popped up across the internet, and many of them were taking aim at her show's sponsors in an effort to get them to stop advertising.

HuffPost notes a petition has been created in the days since also demanding Ingraham be reprimanded for her actions. In February 2018, she responded to a video from National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant, in which James said that Trump doesn't "give a f-- about the people, " by telling them to "shut up and dribble, " sparking condemnation from athletes and critics alike. David Hogg, a survivor of the Florida high school shooting, called for a boycott of Ingraham then, which led to her criticisms against Hogg for "whining" about not being accepted into four colleges he applied to.

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