Bryson Gray — the artist behind chart-topping anti-Biden rap song, "Let's Go Brandon," said this week that social media's ban on his hit song serves as another example of free speech double standards in America.
What are the details?
For the third straight day on Tuesday, conservative rapper Bryson Gray's hit new song claimed the No. 1 spot on iTunes' top songs chart. Its popularity seems to be growing by the hour — and that's despite the fact that the song's official music video has been removed from YouTube and Instagram.
In an interview with BlazeTV's Glenn Beck on Tuesday, Gray argued the bans show we are living "in crazy times."
The rapper said he has reached out to YouTube multiple times asking which specific lyric they concluded amounted to "medical misinformation" amounting to grounds for removal, but the company has yet to respond.
"Has anybody sat down and listened to the most popular rap song that's not banned?" the conservative Christian rapper asked, insinuating that it likely contains vulgar or harmful content. "But you banned my song because you don't like that it questions the narrative and it's the consensus of the CDC. Even though the CDC changes their consensus every two weeks."
Later in the interview, Gray suggested that it's a sign of the times in the U.S. as big technology companies and the left continue to unite to restrict speech that they don't like.
"I know we like to say, we're all free. But in reality, in the public space, only one side has free speech," he suggested. "They can say whatever they want about Jesus and just get away with it. They can literally do whatever they want. Meanwhile, we can't even question [or] make a joke, then we're banned on platforms."
Gray did note that things may be starting to swing the other direction in a sense. He theorized that if it weren't for Big Tech banning his song, it might not have garnered so much attention.
What's the background?
In the song, Gray and featured artists Tyson James and Chandler Crump take swipes at the sitting president for his faulty leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, mishandling of the border crisis, and more.
In the chorus, Gray repeats the phrase "Let's Go Brandon" — a variation of the chant, "F**k Joe Biden," that has gained popularity in recent weeks after an NBC reporter at a NASCAR race wrongly insisted that fans in the stands were chanting "Let's Go Brandon" instead of the latter.
"Pandemic ain't real, they just planned it," Gray raps in the song's chorus.
In prophetic fashion, he also states, "When you ask questions, they start bannin'."
Following news that the song had topped legendary artist Adele's new single on the iTunes chart, music writer Roger Friedman took a swipe at Gray and Trump supporters, in general.
"The temporary displacer is a moronic single called 'Let's Go Brandon!' by Bryson Gray, an anti-Biden record for anti-vaxxers," charged Friedman. "Idiots are pushing this piece of crap up the iTunes chart, but no one in their right mind would spend money on it. It's not a song, or a record, it's just garbage."
"Adele will be back at number 1 by tomorrow," he insisted on Monday.
But on Tuesday, the opposite happened. Adele's single actually slipped to No. 3, only to be replaced by yet another "Let's Go Brandon" song at No. 2, this one by rapper Loza Alexander. Gray's song remained at No. 1.
Image Source: iTunes Store screenshot