Nas isn’t here for Donald Trump or even Mike Pence for that matter, but what he is here for is the people. He made that much clear in an “Action Speaks Louder Than Words” open letter he penned for Mass Appeal this week.
While Nas’ letter did primarily center around taking action and defending the people, the Queensbridge icon did take time to address the president, who he flatly dubbed as “racist.”
“We all know a racist is in office,” Nas wrote. “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.”
The rhymer further went on to explain that by taking an “I don’t give a fuck” approach to the antics of Trump and Pence, he’s able to focus on creating change for the people.
“I don’t even have time for Trump or Pence. I don’t give a fuck,” he wrote. “My focus is on what’s happening with real people in their everyday lives. How they behave, the decisions they make, and how that affects families. I grew up in a single-parent household, so I was affected by that life. But it didn’t stop me. So I speak to the everyday people. I speak to everybody. If the people are bothered by it, I speak on it. If the people are bothered and want change, I speak on that.”
Toward the latter half of the letter, Nas declared, “My music is action. What I’m giving you through my music is my actions.”
Read Nas’ open letter in its entirety at