The 1980s were a disastrous time for American drug reform. During Ronald Reagan’s administration, the U.S. government was importing drugs by the boatload and unloading them into America’s streets, while simultaneously reshaping laws that passed down increasingly harsh sentences for drug offenders. President Reagan’s wife Nancy famously spearheaded the “Just Say No” campaign at the forefront of this political movement.
Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” the petition argues, is the only song worthy of sending off the former First Lady, who was quite literally married to the money and introduced America to the stove. From the petition’s description:
“While her husband, Ronald Reagan, was linking up with Papi to flood the streets with narcotics, Nancy was on TV telling kids to ‘Say No To Drugs.’ Her infamous ‘anti-drug’ phrase encouraged strict laws on drug possession that led to a school-to-prison pipeline we’re still dealing with now. Blacks and Latinos went to jail in droves for possessing drugs her husband gave them. It was an incredible sleight of hand that would make any wannabe Trap Queen hide in shame for her inability to be as diabolical as Nancy.”