“I feel like the integrity of the media is gone in many areas because when you choose to just be like, ‘Ok, we’re gonna show this Donald Trump because we know it’s about numbers,'” the Chicago rapper says. “It’s about numbers. It’s like where is the integrity of the journalists who know and will challenge these thoughts so that the American people can see truth and really have a good opportunity to get behind someone who’s going to matter, who’s going to really be about affecting change and improving this country.”
Common says that he doesn’t care so much if people support a specific candidate as much as making sure the media is fair and honest in its coverage of the presidential race.
“If it so happened to be a Donald Trump, which I don’t believe it’s that person, then let the people decide that,” he says. “But don’t just like dwell on the spotlight and just keep exploiting the popularity of ’em just for numbers because eventually that’s just gonna mess up the situation in the country if we do.”
Donald Trump has been criticized by many Latino groups for his comments about Mexican immigrants.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he said at an event in June. “They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
VL Action network made a Rap parody video set to Big Sean’s “IDFWU” calling out the real estate mogul.
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