Chance the Rapper used his Emmy performance to trash out Trump’s trans ban


Chance the Rapper has called out Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the army. The awarded performer tackled it the way he could – rapping about it from the Emmy stage on Sunday. “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 independently family-run store/I get it the finales they got you focused / But just record the show and show up at the protest!” The rap verse referenced Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox, who is a transgender woman and a prominent trans rights activist that demands trans visibility and acceptance in all spheres of life. , as well as military-based TV drama M*A*S*H, in which character Hawkeye is a Captain.


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