As President Donald Trump’s era begins, Frank Ocean pens an open letter.
On Friday (Jan. 20), the Blonde crooner released the writing on Tumblr.
“I’m really excited for these inauguration crowd numbers to come in,” he wrote. “Don’t cook the books either Donald. We all know your event was dry. No matter how many times CNN anchors repeat majestic or peaceful transition of power. The world can see America divided and the chaos in the streets.”
While the message was a protest against President Trump, it was also a farewell to President Obama.
“Barack we love you but it would’ve been equally presidential if you would’ve just walked on out while Donald got through that struggle speech trashing your career,” he added. “The majority knows man, we know you did good. We see it.
“The majority sees Donald for who he is too,” Ocean added. “He ain’t slick. And it’s too bad the majority doesn’t count. In any event, a first family that I can relate to will be missed. Really though.”
With one day in office, President Trump has already garnered ire from citizens around the nation. Some of that is due to the fact that, on his first day in office, the White House’s website has removed official passages on civil rights, climate change, and LGBT rights.
Artists demonstrated their displeasure in a variety of ways on Friday. Jaden Smith and Shia LaBeouf launched He Will Not Divide Us, a four-year live stream. B.o.B and Joey Bada$$ also released politically-charged tracks “Run the Night” and “Land of the Free,” respectively.
This weekend, protest rallies will be held across the country including the Women’s March on Washington.