Prime Minister Scott Morrison deleted a social media video using a sexually explicit song but the artist has questioned why it was controversial.
The 30th Prime Minister of Australia posted the video on Twitter on Thursday evening captioned: ‘QT was on fire today. Good work, team.’
Famed American rapper Fatman Scoop took to his Instagram account to praise the PM for using his song and lyrics in Parliament.
Famed American artists Fatman Scoop (pictured) took to his Instagram account to give praise for the use of his song and lyrics in parliament
‘I am humbled to have my voice rocking in the highest offices of the Australian Government!’ he wrote.
‘As an American, I have to be APOLITICAL because I don’t know the politics, but I can say this, it’s a humbling experience to be recognized by a high official.’
‘People! Its a fun PARTY SONG that has no NEGATIVITY or HARM in it!!’
Mr Morrison was also questioned about the use of the song during parliament and said he did not realise it would have been such a big deal.
‘It’s quite clear that it’s not a song that’s on my playlist and I think I might stick to my regular playlist,’ Mr Morrison said.
‘We’re just trying to connect honestly with people and some of the narcs will get a bit worked up about this sort of thing.’
‘I think people think politicians can take themselves a bit too seriously at times.’
Mr Morrison proceeded to delete the video following the backlash and apologised for the song choice
Now the artists has invited Mr Morrison to be his special guest at his next Australian show.
‘I don’t have to agree with your policies but we can have spirited debate about them and you can attempt to walk me through why you think like that,’ he said.
The video was uploaded with the song ‘Be Faithful’ by Fatman Scoop’ which was uploaded in 2006, and played as the politicians were putting their hands in sync with the lyrics.
The tweet was shared widely online and the prime minister was slammed for his use of lyrics and suggestions the post could have been illegal.
Former Fairfax journalist Mike Carlton stated that editing any sound or vision of parliament is not permitted.
The tweet was shared widely online and the prime minister was slammed for his use of lyrics, with suggestions the post could have been illegal
Scott Morrison has been slammed online for posting a cringeworthy video tweet using a rap song to appeal to show off his cool side and appear to the youth vote
‘Astounding if Morrison tweeted this. IT’S ILLEGAL. You are not permitted to edit sound or vision of parliament for satirical or dramatic effect, or for political advertising,’ he tweeted.
Mr Morrison proceeded to delete the video following the backlash and apologised for the song choice.
Mr Morrison posted the 11 second video with the following lyrics:
‘Oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! oh!
‘You got a hundred dollar bill, get your hands up!
‘You got a fifty dollar bill, get your hands up!
‘You got a twenty dollar bill, get your hands up!
‘You got a ten dollar bill, get your hands up!’
Later in the song, the lyrics get more explicit and inappropriate with the following lyrics.
‘All the chickenheads… Be quiet!
‘Yeah ladies, Fatman Scoop, Faith Evans sing along! Come on!
‘Who f***in Tonight? Who f***in tonight?
‘The full lyrics of the song used in my earlier video from QT today were just not OK,’ he tweeted.
‘When I found out, I asked the team to take it down. Apologies.’
Social media users were quick to reply and slam Mr Morrison for his tweet.
‘Is the rapture upon us?’ one asked and received the response, ‘Looks like it…and we thought Trump’s tweets were bad…’
‘I think your Twitter account has been hacked. #auspol,’ another tweeted.
‘Watched the video and figured this was a parody account. Nope. We have at 13 year old running the country. Faaaaaaa,’ one commented.
‘Time for an election I reckon,’ another wrote.
One user delivered a burn to the prime minister pointing out that he didn’t have enough women to reach the second verse of the song.
‘Pity you don’t have enough women on your side to reach the 2nd verse… ‘Single ladies! I can’t hear ya! Single ladies! Make noise! Single ladies! I can’t hear ya! Single ladies! Make noise!’ she tweeted.
Mr Morrison has only six women in cabinet.
Another user decided to also get creative and use the lyrics to the song and ask his own question.
‘Hands up if you want an election now…..,’ he tweeted.
One user delivered a burn to the prime minister pointing out that he didn’t have enough women to reach the second verse of the song