Macklemore supports Palestinians in new title, won’t vote for Biden | TV5MONDE

Macklemore supports Palestinians in new title, won’t vote for Biden | TV5MONDE
Macklemore supports Palestinians in new title, won’t vote for Biden | TV5MONDE

Rapper Macklemore posted a new song online on Tuesday to support the Palestinians in Gaza, warning that he would not vote for Joe Biden in the November presidential election because of his support for Israel.

While more than 2,000 pro-Palestinian students have recently been arrested on American campuses, the American artist also pays tribute to the protesters sometimes unceremoniously evacuated by the police.

The song “Hind’s Hall” owes its title to a building at the prestigious Columbia University in New York recently occupied by students and renamed in memory of Hind Rajab, a six-year-old Palestinian girl killed in Gaza.

Macklemore sings that “the problem” is not the protests but the reasons why students are protesting and attacks President Joe Biden for having “blood on his hands.” He warns that he will not vote for the Democratic president in the November presidential election.

Israel is a “state that must rely on an apartheid system to maintain a violent occupation, history has been repeating itself for 75 years,” he raps.

“We see the lies they convey/Pretending that it is anti-Semitic to be anti-Zionist/I saw my Jewish brothers and sisters standing in solidarity and shouting ‘Liberate Palestine’.”

The artist, author of hits like “Thrift Shop” (2012), is known for his commitment to social issues, the rights of LGBT people, the fight against poverty or the denunciation of the consumer society.

In this new title, published for the moment only on social networks, the rapper also accuses the music industry of being “complicit” by its silence and denounces the trivial nature of the latest clash between Drake and Kendrick Lamar in view of the conflict in progress.

The song features the rhythms of “Ana La Habibi” by Lebanese superstar Fairouz.

Once the song is available for streaming, all profits will be donated to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, the rapper explained.

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