Offset has joined the chorus of Americans that are upset with the current Government shutdown. Over 800,000 Government employees have not been paid in the longest shut down in US history.
Offset during promo tour for his upcoming solo album, he took the time to shine a light on the state of the country.
“We’re going through a fucked up time,” he said. “Both sides. Black and the white. You know why? The government shutdown. Black people aren’t working, white folks aren’t working. It’s everybody.”
The Atlanta rapper continued vent some of his frustrations.
“This ain’t supposed to be going down. Not in America. We got our chest out, we got the money, we got the cars, we got the celebrities, we got the stars, everybody wants to be like us. All these other countries when I go there, they’re inspired by us,” he said. “Seeing people talk about how they can’t pay their bills but they have to work. That’s some slave shit. I don’t really get into it politics because I’m usually on the other side of it. There’s black mothers with jobs, and now you take their jobs away. And then the president, I don’t really want to speak on him but he’s rich. Make a n*gga respect you, because a n*gga don’t respect you. He’s rich and has these folks struggling.”
The government shutdown is on its 31st day as of today (Jan. 22nd)