Nas has attacked Donald Trump in an open letter published on Mass Appeal. The rapper makes his position clear in the letter, writing: “We all know a racist is in office. People can talk their 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.”
Nas also suggests that he may look to reflect a positive message in his new music as a response to the negativity from those in power. "I might have a song I want to deliver and then do things around that song that represents that song. And that can represent people and change and help with the education of young people. I like those ideas. I like ideas about helping kids in the inner city want to learn. Helping them want to be more. I’m all about being what you can be, because you never know."
The letter coincided with Nas announcing a co-headline tour alongside Lauryn Hill. Comedian Hannibal Buress and Chronixx will also appear on selected dates.