Cops shut down rappers’ anti-Trump music video shoot
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The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday confirmed that it dispersed a crowd helping two rappers film a music video critical of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE.

Rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle were shooting a clip for their song “F--- Donald Trump” on Sunday afternoon when officers responded to a report of speeding cars,  TMZ first reported.

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LAPD Sgt. Thomas Bojorquez told The Hill that Hussle was "spontaneously filming a video" at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue.

“That attracted the local cruisers, many of whom are affiliated with local gangs,” Bojorquez said, describing the area’s classic-car enthusiasts. “The cruisers were engaged in the usual activity of exhibition of speed."

Bojorquez said that between 40 and 50 officers dispersed a crowd of approximately 100 unruly spectators while a police helicopter circled overhead. 

Bojorquez added that the incident was not overtly political despite YG and Nipsey Hussle’s focus on slamming Trump.

“This is just anecdotal, but most of the participants were completely unaware that this was a political event,” he said, citing accounts from officers on the scene. "About two-thirds to three-quarters were there for the regular cruising activity and interested in the cars and girls.”

TMZ on Monday reported that YG and Nipsey Hussle recorded a significant amount of footage for their music video before police intervened.

Videos posted on social media after the incident show police dispersing onlookers. Another clip shows a man seemingly uninjured after getting hit by a car spinning in circles.

The pair of rappers explained their animosity toward the GOP presidential front-runner in a Billboard interview published last Friday.

“Overall, [it is] just hearing his stance on Hispanic people, especially being from L.A.,” Hussle said of the inspiration for their anti-Trump track.

“[It is] him being so vocal and one-sided about how he feels about Mexican people as far as categorizing [them] as illegal immigrants and that they make no positive contributions to the country,” he added.

“That made me [feel] like dude is definitely out of his mind and our country [is] sounding crazy for even taking him as a legitimate candidate."