Six years ago, Chapter Jackson, real name LaToya Hicks, became famous for her song which mocked the welfare system.
Her original track, “It’s Free, Swipe Yo EBT,” instantly gained fame on the Internet, but liberals have become offended, saying that the song unfairly portrays welfare abusers.
In a recent interview, Hicks talked about her decision to expose welfare queens.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The liberal-leaning fact-checkers at Snopes addressed the controversy over Chapter’s song and ultimately rated it as a “mixture” of truth and lies, as they couldn’t legitimately deny that the singer’s assertions were true, only drawing the line at whether she had actually had personal experience gaming the system or was advocating for others to do so.
In a separate part of the interview, when asked specifically about her reaction to the song going viral, Chapter stated, “When I put that song out I just thought people would laugh about it. I never imagined that the type of backlash that has occurred would even take place.”
“I came up with the idea to paint a picture to people as an exaggeration,” she continued. “The song is actually a reflection of my childhood in that my mother had multiple kids and was abusing government assistance.”
“I’m definitely not judging anybody and I don’t hold any resentment toward my mother, but I want people to know that you have to treat your kids with respect, not just like a paycheck,” she added. “You never know, one day that child might grow up and write a song about it.”
Snopes eventually conceded that Hick’s song was “satire,” but maintained that she was dangerously close to being offensive.
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