Back in 1990, Miami group 2 Live Crew was taken to court for obscenity charges on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be. According to the New York Times, 2 Live Crew was called into question specifically for their vulgar lyrics and performances, which the prosecutor described as a simulation of "deviant sexual acts." 2 Live Crew also went to the Supreme Court to fight for free speech in their music.
Earlier this week, The Washington Post leaked audio of Republican candidate Donald Trump saying lewd comments in a 2005 interview. Most notably, Trump described his method of assaulting women, advising to "grab 'em by the pussy." Leader of 2 Live Crew Uncle Luke was outraged by the audio and called out the Republican party for their hypocrisy.
In an Instagram video, Uncle Luke questions the "right-wing, conservative Republican party" for choosing to support the misogynistic, violent, and inappropriate Donald Trump. Luke also emphasizes the large expense of his legal battle over obscenity charges and asks for his money back. "I spent millions and millions of dollars dealing with this Republican party?" Uncle Luke asks. "And now your nominee is out there talking about, 'Grab her by the coochie?' I want all my money back!" Read the full transcript below.
Boy, I gotta speak on this Donald Trump thing. Isn’t this the party that came after me? The right-wing conservative Republican party? That said, we don’t wanna hear no “We Want Some —“ We don’t wanna hear no “Face Down.” We don’t wanna hear no “Pop That —“
Hold on. I spent millions and millions of dollars dealing with this Republican party? Are you fucking serious? And now your nominee is out there talking about, “Grab her by the coochie?” Are you serious? I want all my money back! All you Republican right-wing family Christian value people, “we are the party of Christian values,” give me my motherfucking millions and millions of dollars back for fighting this unsenseless war for free speech. I. Want. My. Money. Back.