A US hip hop artist has invited the Prime Minister to talk politics with him at an R&B event when he visits Australia later this year after the musician’s song was used in a controversial tweet.
- Rapper says it’s a “humbling experience” to have his song used by the PM’s office
- He has invited the Prime Minister to meet him backstage to “discuss politics”
- The clip breached strict rules around the manipulation of footage from Parliament for re-broadcast
Fatman Scoop responded overnight after his 2001 hit Be Faithful was used as the soundtrack to a tweet from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office, which was later taken down.
In the tweet the PM’s office mixed vision from Question Time of members raising their hands in unison to lyrics like: “You got a 100 dollar bill put your hands up. You got a 50 dollar bill put your hands up”.
On Instagram Scoop said he had been on a flight to London and missed the controversy but was “humbled to have my voice rocking in the highest offices of the Australian Government!”
“It’s a humbling experience to be recognised by a high official [either Scott or his people thought of me],” he wrote.
He went on to say that as an American he had to be apolitical and didn’t know about Australian politics.
Scoop was curious about why the song was taken down and said he had been told it was because of its explicit lyrics.