'Let's Go Brandon': YouTube deletes Bryson Gray's MAGA hit for 'false medical info'
Bryson Gray, a well-known rapper and avid follower of Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again', has faced the axe from YouTube with his latest anti-Biden song. Recently, Gray had dropped his latest music video for 'Let's Go Brandon', a song vilifying the POTUS, in accordance with the viral TikTok trend of the same name. The song soon climbed to the top of the charts on iTunes but was removed by YouTube for spreading "medical misinformation".
By now, the majority of America has become aware of the 'Let's go Brandon' song courtesy of TikTok. The MC Loza Alexander song has hit #1 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and even before it did, the track had already inspired a number of TikTok videos, adding to its virality. The #LetsGoBrandonChallenge has thousands of videos on TikTok and counting and the trend has gained over 500,000 likes on the platform in a matter of few days. However, the trend is being viewed as a method to harass and bully Joe Biden and TikTok is threatening to ban it from appearing on its platform altogether.
In Bryson Gray's video, the Black MAGA rapper could be seen brandishing an assaulting rifle, while donning a 'Impeach Biden' T-shirt and a MAGA bucket hat. He raps in problematic lyrics, which refute the existence of the pandemic and the COVID-19 vaccine.
"Pandemic ain't real, they just planned it," and "Biden said the jab stop the spread, it was lies," were some lyrics that did not sit well with the streaming giant YouTube. At first, the lyric video of the song was taken down, followed by the original music video. They cited "medical misinformation" as the reason for removing the videos.
"What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa," Gray later asked after his song was removed by YouTube. He also shared an excerpt from the message he received from YouTube, highlighting the part that said, "YouTube doesn't allow claims about COVID-19 vaccinations that contradict expert consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization."
In a tweet posted on Saturday, October 23, Gray compared YouTube to a Communist dictatorship. "I want to thank YouTube for banning my “Let’s Go Brandon” song. All y’all did was piss a bunch of people off and made more people go listen to it. Let’s Go YouTube. Commies," he tweeted. Incidentally, Gray's song 'Let's Go Brandon' has emerged as one of the chart-toppers on iTunes, shortly after YouTube enacted the ban.
Before being made into a song that later turned to a TikTok trend, Let's Go Brandon was just a phrase. It all started when Nascar racer Brandon Brown won his first Xfinity race and during his first post-race interview, fans could be heard chanting from the stands. The chants seemed to say "F**k Joe Biden" in protest of his presidency but the reporter said the chants said, "Let's Go Brandon", see the video below. According to another report, some college friends showed up to a football game after pre-gaming and started a "F**k Joe Biden' chant in the arena. Let's Go Brandon turned into a meme and it was all over social media following which Loza Alexander made it into a chart-topping track.