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

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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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