The internet phenomenon of "Let's Go Brandon" started out with NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast mishearing or covering up an anti-Biden chant during a NASCAR race on Oct. 2.
The crowd was chanting "F*** Joe Biden," but the reporter claimed they were cheering, "Let's go Brandon," for winning driver Brandon Brown. "Let's Go Brandon" immediately trended on social media and ignited a tidal wave of memes. The anti-Biden slogan is the title of two rap songs topping the iTunes chart.
As of Sunday afternoon, the top song on iTunes is "Let's Go Brandon" by Bryson Gray featuring Tyson James & Chandler Crump. The anti-Biden song dethroned legendary singer Adele, who has sold more than 120 million records. Wearing an "Impeach Biden" T-shirt and a MAGA bucket hat, Gray raps about vaccine mandates, gun rights, and government overreach in Australia. He also prophetically raps, "When you ask questions, they start bannin'."
The accomplishment was even more impressive since his "Let's Go Brandon" song was banned on YouTube and Instagram. YouTube likely has an issue with the song lyrics that question the pandemic. Instagram said Gray violated community guidelines for sharing "harmful false information."
"YouTube has banned 'Let's Go Brandon' song from YouTube due to 'medical information.' What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa," Gray wrote on Twitter.
On Saturday, Gray fired back at YouTube for censoring his hip-hop song, "I want to thank YouTube for banning my 'Let's Go Brandon' song. All y'all did was piss a bunch of people off and made more people go listen to it. Let's Go YouTube. Commies."
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) pointed out that while the anti-Biden song was yanked from YouTube, the hyper-sexualized and borderline pornographic music video for the song "WAP" by Cardi B. and Megan Thee Stallion is available on YouTube.
It should also be noted that YouTube allows rappers on the platform to express extremely violent themes, such as DMX talking about raping a girl as young as 16, N.W.A. glorifying a gang rape before murdering a woman, and Eminem bragging about murdering his ex-wife's new husband and his son by slicing their throats.
YouTube has banned “Let’s Go Brandon” song from YouTube due to “medical information”. What medical misinformation i… https://t.co/PLwi7AdK3h— CCG BRYSON (@CCG BRYSON) 1634833340.0
Gray celebrated the incredible achievement of being the #1 song on iTunes by thanking his supporters.
"WE DID IT. FROM BANNED ON YOUTUBE TO PASSING ADELE ON THE ITUNES CHARTS TO BECOME THE #1 SONG IN THE COUNTRY! Stop being afraid of censorship," the Christian conservative rapper tweeted. "Stop being afraid to be cancelled. STAND UP. Thank y'all so much! KEEP IT GOING!"
The "Let's Go Brandon" music video is still up on YouTube Music, which is strictly for music videos and is different from the general YouTube platform that is more popular.
Instagram just banned the music video also. Haha cute but it’s too late, https://t.co/UrHBqfqfgi— CCG BRYSON (@CCG BRYSON) 1635086663.0
Rapper Loza Alexander also recently released a "Let's Go Brandon" song. He utilizes a sample of the now-infamous "Let's go Brandon" sound clip from NBC Sports, and he questioned whether the reporter knew that the crowd was shouting an anti-Biden chant.
"Tried to cover up, but tell the people, 'Go Brandon,'" Alexander raps while wearing a "Make Music Great Again" hat. "But we know what they sayin', though. You can hear thе chant in every post."
"Don't nobody want this commie 'causе we not in China," the rapper says of President Joe Biden.
His version hit #1 on the iTunes hip-hop charts on Oct. 14, and it is currently the third most popular song on all of iTunes.
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Trump-supporting rapper Forgiato Blow out of Florida released his "Let's Go Brandon" song last week, and it has more than 1 million views on YouTube.
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