Aminé Slams Trump's Victory on Jimmy Fallon
Portland rapper Aminé got political last night in his first national television appearance last night, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. After singing his hit song "Caroline"—with backup from fellow PDX artists the Last Artful, Dodgr and Blossom—the local musical sensation segued into directly political rhymes, in a clear denunciation of Donald Trump's presidential victory.
“9/11—a day that we’re never forgetting. 11/9—a day that we’re all regretting,” began Aminé, 22, whose success has helped put Portland's young, activist hip-hop scene in the spotlight. He proceeded to promise he would use TV to tell truths. "I’m black, and I’m proud. My skin is brown and I’m loud.”
After calling out his fellow Americans for their attempts to “act all happy and holy, when deep down inside they like Brad and Jolie,” he ended by echoing Trump’s campaign slogan. “You can never make America great again, all you did is make America hate again.”
Watch the full video below.