Because politics is awful and everything is ruined, Donald Trump has been playing ‘Jump Around’ at his rallies.
Unsurprisingly, House of Pain frontman Everlast is furious at his band’s 1992 hit being used as a backdrop for an increasingly ugly presidential campaign, and has promised to slap Trump with a cease-and-desist order.
Everlast, real name Erik Schrody, told Billboard: “The smartest businessman in the world should know that you have to license this music if it makes an appearance on TV with you, and they’re making appearances on TV — so you’re a moron.
“And the reason he doesn’t ask anybody – a lot of people have asked him to cease and desist – [is] because every fucking person would say, ‘No, fuck you,’ except for whatever right-wing country artist wants to give him the song, and I don’t even think there’s many of them.”
He suggested that it was no accident that Trump’s campaign had chosen a song by a white hip-hop group.
“That’s hip-hop, man, that is black culture — what the fuck do you think you’re doing with it? He’s a fucking racist piece of shit. They’re not stupid, the people around him. They’re trying to create these inroads to people’s demographic cubbyholes, so they can be like, ‘Yeah, we’re down with hip-hop. Yeah, we’re fucking cool.'”
Then Schrody really started getting into it.
“Fuck that dude. I’ll smack that fucker’s comb-over right off his fucking scalp. Like, for real, if I met Donald Trump, I’d punch him in his fucking face. And that’s not a joke. Even if he did become president — watch out, Donald Trump, because I will punch you in your fucking face if I ever meet you. Secret Service had better just fucking be on it. Don’t let me anywhere within a block. This is horrible.”
Meanwhile in Hollywood, on Sunday afternoon police shut down a video shoot for YG and Nipsey Hussle’s protest anthem ‘FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)’.