The funeral for Nancy Reagan, former first lady of the United States, has been set for Friday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Reagan, who died on Sunday of congestive heart failure at the age of 94, has been highly respected for her “Just Say No” campaign that she implemented during the height of the 1980’s drug epidemic. But due to her husband’s legacy and rumored involvement in the devastation, a petition is circulating requesting that Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” be performed at her funeral.
The Change.org petition calling to have Wap rap his hit song about his girlfriend that was by his side while he sold drugs already has over 5,000 signatures. While it’s unlikely that the hip hop artist will even be invited to Reagan’s funeral, the facetious petition points out the flaws of the War on Drugs that the first lady helped initiate:
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.
Allegations that the CIA placed drugs into Black communities under the Reagan administration surfaced when California-based journalist Gary Webb wrote an investigative article in the San Jose Mercury News in 1996. He claimed that in the mid-1980’s, Contra rebels in Nicaragua shipped cocaine to the U.S., and the drugs were poured into South Central L.A. and Compton after being turned into crack, The Telegraph reported. He also alleged that the money made from the deals helped to fund the Contras.
Webb died in 2004 under mysterious circumstances. His death was deemed a suicide, although he was found with two gunshot wounds to his head. Many believe he was murdered.