UPDATE: Looks like I, and many major LGBT bloggers got punked. And I have to say, my first instinct was to ignore the story. But major sources I trust posted it, so I jumped. My bad.
The Sanders campaign, speaking to Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade says the video is a fake.
Warren Gill, a Sanders spokesperson, said when asked by the Washington Blade to comment on whether the candidate would condemn the music the video “has been doctored.”
“Someone ripped the music from this video and placed it over Sanders’ entrance,” Gill said.
The campaign shared footage with the Blade of a video it says is from the same rally in which no homophobic music is played, but the same two individuals who introduce Sanders are dressed in the same clothes as they greet the candidate on the stage.
First, Sen. Bernie Sanders got in hot water with the LGBT community over misrepresenting his meeting with HIV/AIDS activists.
Now, he has further inflamed LGBT activists over video footage showing him entering a campaign rally this week to the strains of DMX's "Where The Hood At?"
Why the fury? Isn't rap cool?
Mmm, maybe not so much when it's a homophobic/transphobic track that calls out "homo thugs" and more.
Check the lyrics to the song:
Man, cats don't know what it's gonna be
Fuckin with a nigga like me, D-to-the-M-to-the-X
Last I heard, y'all niggaz was havin sex, with the SAME sex
I show no love, to homo thugs
Empty out, reloaded and throw more slugs
How you gonna explain fuckin a man?
Even if we squashed the beef, I ain't touchin ya hand
I don't buck with chumps, for those to been to jail
That's the cat with the Kool-Aid on his lips and pumps
I don't fuck with niggaz that think they broads
Only know how to be ONE WAY, that's the dog
I know how to get down, know how to BITE
Bark very little, but I know HOW TO FIGHT
I know how to chase a cat up in the tree
MAN, I GIVE Y'ALL NIGGAZ THE B'INESS FOR FUCKIN WIT ME, IS YOU CRAZY?!?
The clip below shows Sanders entering the rally accompanied by the song. The clip cuts out before the homophobic lyrics.
(h/t Aaron Baldwin)