For those who do not know, Mac Miller was a white hip-hop artist from Pittsburgh who recently died of a drug overdose at age 26. I cannot say that I was the biggest fan in the world, although I did appreciate his song “Of the Soul.” No one should die of a drug overdose. Regardless — I am not seeing the press coverage the following story deserves: let us all remember the time when Donald Trump and Mac Miller had a feud, and Mac Miller won.
Trump, being a well-known rich guy, was somewhat of a trop in mainstream U.S. hip-hop music–until the beginning of his campaign for president. Many rappers used the image of Donald Trump in their lyrics. In 2011, Mac Miller released a song entitled “Donald Trump.”
Little @MacMiller, you illegally used my name for your song “Donald Trump” which now has over 75 million hits.
Little @MacMiller, I want the money not the plaque you gave me!
Little @MacMiller, I’m now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog!
Little @MacMiller—I have more hair than you do and there’s a slight age difference.
Something must have caught Trump’s attention because, as far as I could tell, a lawsuit was never filed. And in 2015, Trump flip-flopped back to his original position, praising the song.
Mac Miller replied, “So you wanted to sue me but then you realized you can’t sue somebody just for being super talented and incredibly good looking.” Miller went on the harshly criticize Trump, saying that Trump wants to “make America white again.”
Hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur spoke out against people wanting to compare themselves to Donald Trump in 1992. I’ll admit that his criticisms still ring true to this very day, and I am not personally fond of Mac Miller’s “Donald Trump” song. But for Mac Miller to have a feud with Trump, win the aforementioned feud, and go on to criticize the man he named a song after is pretty cool.