YG led a protest of over 50,000 people in Hollywood but Chika was disgusted by him filming a music video at the event.
Chika has been at the majority of Los Angeles protests following the murder of George Floyd, using her platform to promote change and seek justice for the countless people of color killed by police violence and racism. She has not been shy about calling out others, either for their lack of action at this time or for misusing their platforms. This week, she came for YG after being part of the protest.
"YG said he here to shoot a video," tweeted rapper Chika from the crowd. "I would like to go home. this feels incredibly disingenuous. but im glad people showed up. shooting a music video while breonna taylor’s killers are still walking the streets is fucking disgusting."
"You don’t say on a flyer, ‘This is a vigil, bring flowers, bring candles…’ You don’t use this moment to shoot a music video," she said in a video uploaded to Instagram. "Everything that we’ve been doing march-wise has working because of the way that we showed up. The way that we know what we are fighting for, the way that we are informed. This today was not that. If you saw YG’s name on a poster and you showed up because you saw YG’s name on a poster, you’re fucked because the lives lost was not enough to do that for you."
Do you think YG is wrong for filming a video at the protest?