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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez Condemns Racist Rap Video

Velázquez Condemns Racist Rap Video
October 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the rap video “Happy Ending” by hip-hop performer “Hopsin”:
                “This video blatantly plays on racist and sexist stereotypes about Asian women and their sexuality. Not only does this offensive song and video demean Asian people, but it ignores the fact that many women in massage parlors like those depicted in the piece are human trafficking victims.  Hopsin is essentially celebrating human trafficking and lampooning those who have been forced into prostitution.  I encourage all online music platforms to stop carrying this offensive song and video.”