Chance the Rapper takes social, political jabs during 2017 Emmy Awards appearance
“I like ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine,’ in fact, I’m addicted / But where’s the cop show where one gets convicted?”
Before Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Lena Waithe (Master of None) made history at last night’s 2017 Emmy Awards, Chance the Rapper made a surprise cameo in host Stephen Colbert’s opening musical monologue. Tossing to the lyricist for the second verse, Lil Chano from 79th used the opportunity to take not-so-subliminal shots at some of today’s most-prevalent issues: oft-acquitted police officers, the transgender military ban, threats to small businesses, and the need for social protests.
Watch and read the lyrics below.
“Yo Stephen, what a beautiful segue
Let me take over, I can make us some headway
I love television, it’s a pleasant distraction
But just imagine takin’ action
I like ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine,’ in fact, I’m addicted
But where’s the cop show where one gets convicted?
I miss the classics, I still think ‘M*A*S*H’ rocks
But if Hawkeye can be a soldier, why not Laverne Cox?
‘Bob’s Burgers’ makes you smile, but please don’t ignore
The decline of the independent family-run store
I get it, them finales, they got you focused
Just record the show and try to show up at the protest”
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