Rapper Macklemore, best known for his viral single “Thrift Shop” dropped a diss track targeted at former President Donald Trump on his last day in office.
During Biden’s inauguration, the rapper was in the studio recording “Trump’s Over Freestyle,” which scathingly attacked Trump and Republicans alike.
The song begins by taking shots at MAGA supporters with the lyrics: “Now, all you high-fiving MAGA white boys drinking White Claws/ Care about your taxes more than human rights, sign off/ You no mask-wearing, big truck-driving “Blue lives matter,” talking shit about the riots/ Double standard once the white folks went and tried it/ “They’re patriots,” no, those are terrorists, Brian.”
Surprisingly Macklemore also took jabs at liberals for being more concerned about the environment than racial injustice. “And all you liberals out there being silent/ While Black people dying at the hands of police violence/ That care more about animal rights and recycling/ And bicycling and the climate and toothpaste with iron/ You, too, are complicit, you, too, getting brought up/ I’ll give it to you pro bono, you, too, are the problem,” he sings.
The rapper goes on to cheer that Trump is out of the White House and calls for his impeachment: “Trump’s over, he lost (He lost)/ Social media kicked him off, he gone (He gone)/ Throw a party on the White House lawn, retire the liar/ Impeach that orange ho, so long (You’re fired).”
President Biden wasn’t safe from Macklemore’s derisive criticism, “Biden my dog, but he’s close to getting put down/ Surprise, another old white guy in the House/ Who’s fine, we just hold our breath when he opens his mouth.”
The verse finishes by mocking the belief that 2021 is going to be better than last year, somehow the nation would be unified and the pandemic would be over, but the rapper concludes, “Nope, America still armed, dumb, and dangerous.”