Amid widespread civil rights protests and a nationwide pandemic, Public Enemy released an anti-Trump anthem, calling for the resignation of President Donald Trump even before the 2020 general election.
Chuck D, the leader of the iconic hip-hop group, told ABC News in a phone interview on Friday that "STATE OF THE UNION (STFU)," which is produced by DJ Premier, was inspired by the president's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the protests and "his action over the last 120 days."
"I didn't write a lot of anti-Trump songs, but this is an anti-45 one for sure. Because it doesn't talk about him not being the right person for the job and we voted him out so much, it's talking about you gotta leave now. Because you know, the mountains burn and you got to put out the fire," Chuck D said.