Fox News host Laura Ingraham condemned after mocking late rapper Nipsey Hussle

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham condemned after mocking late rapper Nipsey Hussle

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been condemned for mocking late rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed in March outside his LA store.

On Friday’s episode of The Ingraham Angle, the right-wing commentator and Trump supporter recounted details about the Grammy-nominated artist's memorial service.

Clearly struggling to keep a straight face, she dissected an anti-Trump song by the rapper YG on which Hussle was featured.

“Yesterday in LA, thousands lined the streets to say goodbye to rapper Nipsey Hussle,” Ingraham began. “Now this dear artist recently released a song called ‘FDT’ – F Donald Trump.”

Hussle is featured on the track, but it was released on Compton rapper YG’s 2016 album Still Brazy. Ingraham played a clip from the music video, however all of the clips showed YG, not Hussle.

Ingraham and guest Ryamond Arroyo then attempted to mockingly dissect the lyrics.

The pair were quickly condemned for their behaviour and comments during the broadcast.

Thousands of the rapper’s fans, friends and family members filled the Staples Center last week to pay their respects.

Among those attending the service were Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, R&B singers Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton and Jhené Aiko.

The following day, the Grammy-nominated rapper was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery during a private burial.

At Coachella festival this weekend, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover paid emotional tribute to Hussle, his late father, and rapper-producer Mac Miller, who died in September 2018 of an accidental drug overdose.

“I lost my dad this year. We lost Nipsey, we lost Mac,” Glover said in a video posted on social media. “What I’m starting to realise, is all we really have is memories at the end of the day, that’s all we are. All we are really is data you pass onto your kids, you can pass it on to your friends, your family. The problem with us, millennials like everybody here, we have so much data, like, we know what’s going to happen.”

Glover went on to urge the crowd to live life to the fullest.

“There’s a good chance that at least one of y’all won’t see next week,” he said. “While you’re here, feel something and pass it on.”