Nas on Trump: 'We all know a racist is in office'
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Nas isn’t mincing words when it comes to President Trump, saying, “We all know a racist is in office,” and calling for action.

“The Creator put us here to do our thing, so I do my thing,” the rapper writes in an open letter published this week in Mass Appeal. “And I don’t pay attention to politics at the moment. For what? There’s no reason. For me, it doesn’t make any sense. We all know a racist is in office.”

“People can talk their shit. Comedians can sound racist. People can go through their moments of that shit, but when you have the responsibility of being President and you carry on like that, you send a strong message to people outside of your group that they ain’t worth shit,” Nas writes under his birth name, Nasir Jones.

What’s going on in the country, the 43-year-old performer says, “is enough to make people insane.”

“The only way the black man gets a little piece in America is if he takes the O.J. stance: ‘I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ When you ignore the shit that’s happening to people you can live in this fantasy, this American fantasy that you belong to… who? You ignore what’s happening, and that gives you peace.”

Nas says in the essay that while whoever occupies the Oval Office doesn’t directly affect him, “the way [the president] affects people is what affects me.”

“I observe what’s going on and that goes into my creative process. The person himself, I’m not caught up with. I don’t even have time for Trump or [Vice President] Pence. I don’t give a f---.”

The politically outspoken “Street Dreams” rapper says his music is his way of taking action.

“I might have a song I want to deliver and then do things around that song that represents that song,” he says. “And that can represent people and change and help with the education of young people.”

“So, I don’t got time for lippin’,” says the hip-hop artist. “I got time for actions. Anytime I’m speaking it’s action.”