After gaining the loud support of rappers including Jay Z, Chance the Rapper, YG and Pusha T, many in the hip-hop nation were left slack-jawed on Tuesday night (Nov. 8) as the reality of Republican Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton became evident. From the expected comments about keeping calm and carrying on from Twitter power user Questlove of the Roots ("Meditates. Waits. Keeps Cool.) to a profane tweet of disbelief from Snoop Dogg("F--k. This s--t."), plenty of rappers had strong reactions to the news.
Here's what some in the hip-hop nation said:
Diddy took a spiritual approach to the news.
Public Enemy's Chuck D couldn't deal at all.
Hitler is real— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 9, 2016
Rick Ross preached resiliency.
Remain resilient.— Yung Rénzél 🏇 (@rickyrozay) November 9, 2016
Macklemore posted a lengthy post about moving on and teaching his daughter to love... "all people."
Killer Mike, meanwhile, was having a hard time letting it go, but said in the end he (and we) will be all right.
Talib Kweli didn't hide his disappointment.
I was wrong. I thought America couldn't possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 9, 2016
DJ Green Lantern was scared.
Protect your family .— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) November 9, 2016
And Tinashe had no words.
Sick. Disgusted. Heartbroken.— TINASHE (@Tinashe) November 9, 2016
Questlove was taking deep breaths.
Arrested Development's members said now that Trump has won our character might be tested.
Donald Trump has won. Now is a test of everyone's faith and character. #GodBeWithUs— ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (@ADtheBAND) November 9, 2016
Meek Mill broke it down this way.
David Banner said you should just wake up and "continue to be Black in America."
Don't freak out. Go to sleep, wake up and continue to be Black in America.— DAVID BANNER (@davidbanner) November 9, 2016
Lil B just sent his love.
Sending my love to the people of the United States right now, this is the tone of the people right now - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 9, 2016
wow. wow wow. wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowwow....— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) November 9, 2016