Laura Ingraham slammed for mocking Nipsey Hussle a day after his funeral, called a "disgusting human being"
The conservative host seemed to have an issue with the late rapper appearing in an anti-Donald Trump song by Compton rapper YG
Fox News host Laura Ingraham was heavily slammed on social media over the weekend after she made light of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle's memorial service on Thursday. She also showed the clip of the wrong rapper while taking swipes at Hussle during her show 'The Ingraham Angle'. Hussle was shot and killed on March 31 outside his store in Los Angeles.
The right-wing commentator, during her show on Friday, talked about the details of Hussle's memorial service a day before and went on to mention an anti-Trump song by rapper YG, in which Hussle has been featured.
Thousands of people attended the slain rapper's funeral service on Thursday including Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, and R&B singers Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, and Jhené Aiko.
Here's Laura Ingraham mocking a murder victim, just hours after he was laid to rest, because he opposed Trump 3 years ago. (Also, the man rapping in that video is YG, a person who is not Nipsey Hussle.) For shame.pic.twitter.com/02iBYdr5wo— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) April 13, 2019
Ingraham, with a grin on her face, during the segment, said: "Yesterday in L.A., thousands lined the streets to say goodbye to rapper Nipsey Hussle. Now, this dear artist recently released a song called ‘FDT’ – F Donald Trump.”
She then went on to play the clip from the music video during the show, which repeatedly showed rapper YG, not Hussle. Although Hussle is featured on the track, it was released on Compton rapper YG’s 2016 album 'Still Brazy'.
Ingraham and the guest present on her show, Raymond Arroyo, then attempted to mockingly dissect the lyrics of the song.
Shortly after Ingraham's comments, multiple people took to social media to call out the Fox News show host and slammed the pair for their behavior.
Laura Ingraham Laughs & Mocks The Death of Nipsey Hussle Less Than 24 Hours After He Was Buried While Getting All The Facts Wrong in Her Story; These Are Evil People Who Are in The Media (Video-Tweets) https://t.co/Qur49pFOYx pic.twitter.com/TbV6RluvCV— Robert Littal (@BSO) April 13, 2019
Laura Ingraham is a terrible human being. https://t.co/bL7CZdAa8n— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) April 14, 2019
Leave it to @IngrahamAngle & @FoxNews to disrespectlfully laugh & mock the death of a Black man.— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) April 14, 2019
Laura Ingraham lies that @NipseyHussle “recently released” an anti Trump song.
It was released by @YG, who’s the person rapping in the video, 3 yrs ago.pic.twitter.com/bMULX5dRUK
Laura Ingraham is a disgusting human being— Angela Yee (@angelayee) April 14, 2019
#Foxnews doesn't even try to hide their racism. #BoycottFoxnews and racists anchors like @IngrahamAngle . No one, much less a news anchor should laugh and make light of another's death. https://t.co/GVKm2vGfL1— Political Nikki (@NikkiPolitical) April 14, 2019
The Grammy-nominated rapper was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery during a private burial on Friday.
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover also paid an emotional tribute to Hussle and rapper-producer Mac Miller, who died in September 2018 due to an accidental drug overdose.
“I lost my dad this year. We lost Nipsey, we lost Mac,” Glover said in a video posted on social media. “What I’m starting to realise, is all we really have is memories at the end of the day, that’s all we are. All we are really is data you pass onto your kids, you can pass it on to your friends, your family. The problem with us, millennials like everybody here, we have so much data, like, we know what’s going to happen.”