Shot during a Black Lives Matter rally in Los Angeles on June 7, the black and white clip features images of police brutality, riots and calls for justice.
The West Coast rapper faced criticism online earlier this month for using the BLM protest as a backdrop for his new video. YG defended his actions by saying:
“For anyone out there talking I don’t question your advocacy and don’t think you should question mine,” he wrote. “See you gotta understand that a lot of people out there they see me as a N*gga. They don’t see the black proud man. They see a kid from Bompton and they expect violence. They hear FTP and they think I’m gonna come and burn my city.”
He continued, “So we showed up and did it right. We proved them wrong. The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change. I wanted to document that so when they hear this song and think we are reckless and violent they see a peaceful protest of all different people coming together for a common cause. That is history. That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods.”
Watch YG’s “FTP” video below.