YG’s 2014 song “Meet the Flockers” is essentially a guide book to “successfully” carry out a home burglary.
The album the song’s on is My Krazy Life and it’s a look into the Compton rapper’s life up until that point. There’s a line within “Meet the Flockers” though that has many Asian Americans upset at YG.
“You find a house and scope it out / Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don’t believe in bank accounts,” he raps on the song. The two-and-a-half year old lyric is sparking protest from the Asian-American community as hundreds believe the song glamorizes robbery of Asians. Numerous groups have showed up at a string of tour stops to protest YG and the song.
“We live in Flushing, Queens, and we had our house broken into twice in the last five years,” Chris Kwoak told CBS-NY. “Shame on YG,” protesters in New York and Maryland chanted outside of his concert’s venues.
Things have gotten so heated about the lyric that over 110,000 individuals have signed an online petition asking the White House to “ban the song from public media and investigate legal responsibilities of the writer.” The inspiration for the petition came from an incident in Gwinnett County, Georgia, where a Chinese-American woman shot at three intruders who entered her home, killing one. It’s unclear as to whether the “Meet the Flockers” lyric actually sparked the home invasion.