Every once in a while, a writer has the chance to publish a story that converges on the points of humor, arts, and politics. These stories are few and far between but here is one such occasion.
The song was inspired by the “Let’s go Brandon!” trend that has been sweeping the country since NBC sports reporter Kelli Stavast interviewed NASCAR driver Brandon Brown following his victory at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway earlier this month. During the interview, the crowd could be heard chanting “F— Joe Biden” in the background, which Stavast seemingly misheard as “Let’s go Brandon!”
“Brandon, you also told me — as you can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ — Brandon, you told me you were gonna kinda hang back those first two stages and just watch and learn,” Stavast told Brown during the interview.
The Miami Herald further reported that as Biden’s approval rating has dipped in recent months, the “Let’s Go Brandon” phrase has been a popular form of criticizing the president. Alexander did just that in his song, titled “Lets Go Brandon.” As of Monday morning, the song was No. 2 on the iTunes Top Songs list and No. 1 on its Top Hip-Hop/Rap Songs list.
The “Lets Go Brandon” song includes the lyrics, “Don’t nobody like his a– , huh? | Tried to cover up, but tell the people, go Brandon | But we know what they sayin’, though | You can hear the chant in every post.” The official music video has more than 1 million views as of Monday morning. “LOZA TRAIN TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!!” Alexander tweeted Friday as his song was going viral. Previous releases by Alexander also lean heavily toward a Republican audience. His 2021 album, “M*GA Man,” features songs titled “Voter Fraud/Fraud” and “Wake Up America” along with explicit tracks directed at House SpeakerNancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris.