Former President Ronald Reagan lives in infamy (though not literally) as the commander in chief who oversaw the escalation of the War on Drugs and subsequent attack on American cities and communities of color throughout the 1980s.
His wife, Nancy, who passed away Sunday (March 6) at the age of 94, pushed this agenda with her reductive "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign. Now, more than 5,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to honor her legacy by having Fetty Wap perform "Trap Queen" at her funeral.
The petition’s creator believes that the auto-tune-loving rapper-singer’s hit—an ode to a woman who helped him package and distribute narcotics—is a perfect tribute to Nancy Reagan, "the most famous Trap Queen in American history." Simply known as David D., the creator describes the call to sign as follows:
While her husband, Ronald Reagan, was linking up with Papi to flood the streets with narcotics, Nancy was on TV telling kids to "Say No To Drugs." Her infamous "anti-drug" phrase encouraged strict laws on drug possession that led to a school-to-prison pipeline we’re still dealing with now. Blacks and Latinos went to jail in droves for possessing drugs her husband gave them. It was an incredible sleight of hand that would make any wannabe Trap Queen hide in shame for her inability to be as diabolical as Nancy.
So, to commemorate her contribution to the Trap, we’d love to have Fetty Wap perform "Trap Queen" at Nancy’s funeral. To usher her to a better place…where she’s probably cooking pies with her baby.
Click here to see the petition.
(H/t CNN, New York Daily News)