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Beloved hip-hop artist, Lil Wayne, recently stirred up a veritable social media firestorm. His performance of the 2008 hit “Mrs. Officer” at Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington D.C. has set the internet abuzz. The occasion? A celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary.
The irony of Lil Wayne’s song choice has not escaped the notice of the internet. “Mrs. Officer” tells the tale of a romantic entanglement with a female police officer. Its lyrics also reference N.W.A.’s anthem “Fuck Tha Police”. The choice of this particular track led to much speculation and humor, given Vice President Harris’ involvement with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
In the face of the ensuing social media storm, the 40-year-old rapper expressed gratitude towards Harris and the White House for the invitation to the event. Lil Wayne was quoted as saying, “I appreciate this. My mom appreciates this too,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Following the performance, social media users flocked to various platforms, humorously highlighting the perceived irony of the song selection at the event. “Missed a golden moment to replace “like a cop car” with “like ka-ma-la,” one user quipped.
While Harris has never officially held the title of a police officer, she has frequently been associated with the law enforcement community. This connection has led to a flurry of internet memes labeling her as a “cop”. During Harris and President Joe Biden‘s election campaign, many pointed out Harris’ pro-police views and her stance on criminal justice. Notably, Harris has previously referred to herself as California’s “top cop”.
Before stepping into her role as the 49th Vice President of the United States, Harris held several key positions in law enforcement. She served as a California senator and has held the roles of San Francisco District Attorney and Attorney General of California.
Lil Wayne‘s performance of “Mrs. Officer” at Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence has undoubtedly stirred up a hornet’s nest of internet reactions. The irony of the song choice, given Harris’ history with law enforcement, has not been lost on the public. As the dust settles on this event, it’s clear that Lil Wayne’s performance will be remembered for a long time to come.