2016 has been a controversial year for YG. He has a new album censored by The Secret Service, a new business relationship with Interscope Records, and is currently on a politically charged nationwide tour, but his past is slowly coming back to bite him.
A Whitehouse.gov petition has been making the rounds to ban his song “Meet The Flockers,” from his 2014 debut commercial project My Krazy Life, which many believe is racist towards Chinese-Americans. Y.C., the creator of the petition, claims that the song inspired the robbery because of this verse:
“First, you find a house and scope it out / Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don’t believe in bank accounts / Second, you find a crew and a driver, someone ring the doorbell / And someone that ain’t scared to do what it do / Third, you pull up at the spot / Park, watch, ring the doorbell and knock / Four, make sure nobody is home / They gone, okay it’s on / Don’t be scared, nigga, you’re in now.”
The petition has racked up over 110,000 signatures and counting, meaning that the White House is now required to respond within the next two months. YG hasn’t publicly commented, so it’s anyone’s guess whether he or the White House will say anything first.