Jussie Smollett is the latest musician to fire back at President Trump in a music video.
Days after Snoop Dogg aimed a gun at Trump’s likeness in his Lavender clip, earning a Trump tweet about his “failing career,” the Empire star released the video for his track F.U.W., short for “(Expletive) Up World,” which he also directed.
The video features black-and-white imagery of women in hijab, a black man standing in front of a noose, border patrol vans and “refugees welcome” signs, and a word cloud with phrases like “white power,” “alternative facts,” “Mexican rapist” and “black lives matter.”
In the clip’s most striking visual, a figure in a wheelchair runs over a Trump mask, as it splits into pieces.
“This song is for the oppressed. That’s why I feel like people will connect with it because it is very broad, because oppression is so broad,” he told The Associated Pressabout the video.
“That mask is a representation of this false idea of patriotism,” he said. “And that mask is a representation of this idea of white male privilege. It’s so much bigger than him. It’s what he represents, and it’s because of that representation, that’s why he’s the president of the United States currently.”
Smollett also shared the clip on Twitter, writing “F.U.W… Less distraction. More action. Live now. LINK IN BIO. Love y’all. #Resist”