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Lena Dunham wrote a rap song about Hillary Clinton

Wait is this a parody of white appropriation?


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Nov 3, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 4:02 pm CDT

Le Tigre debuted a pantsuit-themed election song last month, and with less than a week until Election Day, it seemed we were set on that front. 

We were wrong.

On Wednesday, Lena Dunham released “Sensual Pantsuit Anthem,” a rap song featuring Charlamagne tha God and The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo. As Dunham explains, the only way to express her rage during this election cycle is through rap. A friend tries to reason with her: “Lena, no.”

The Funny or Die video rolls out a list of Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments, as Dunham’s MC Pantsuit sheds her pantsuit to reveal a smaller pantsuit, and Charlamagne tells her the rap is trash. The consensus on Twitter seemed to be: Won’t somebody stop her?

Is this a parody of feminism and white appropriation, or a genuine, realized effort? We’re not entirely sure. In other news, another Dunham video made men angry.

H/T Hollywood Reporter

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2016, 3:21 pm CDT