Nasty C, whose song Jack is currently in the SA Top 20 on Apple Music, recently opened up about a police raid that went down during one of his music video shoots in the US.
The rapper recently featured on the latest episode of the podcast ‘Here Comes the Break’, a project by def Jam Recordings and iHeartMedia.
Nasty C started talking about a scope of topics, from where his love for music originated to how he wants to boost Zulu culture in appeal to other cultures, and how during one of his music video shoots he experienced a police raid.
After being asked about his collaboration with T.I, Nasty started talking about how the song They Don’t, came about. He detailed that it was inspired after he watched the Netflix series When They See Us, which got him conversing about racial injustices in the U.S.
He confessed that he “didn’t know much about the racial injustices in the United States,” according to SA HipHop Mag, which led him to do his own research.
This led to him talking about the police raid he experienced in the US.
Whilst shooting the hit King, featuring A$AP Ferg, Nasty explained that on the rooftop in Harlem the shoot was raided.
“I was in New York shooting a video with A$AP Ferg, King, and I have a mild taste of that whole situation, we were shooting in Harlem…I don’t know what happened but we got raided and it was like 13 cops upstairs like putting us in a line, making us put our IDs on the floor, and sh*t, our hands up,” he explained as per Briefly.
“And this was fresh off seeing all these videos and these series [of racial injsutice] so I was like I’m for sure dying right now. I’m dying to the hands of policemen, this is crazy,” Nasty expressed.
“But luckily nothing happened. I just decided to make a song and just get it off my chest. I was more making it just to help the mothers, and the loved ones of the victims heal, and a year later unfortunately the situation was relevant again, which was crazy.”