During a COVID-19 super spreader event with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tried rapping in one of the most cringeworthy videos in history.
The concert, “It’s Time For Hip Hop,” took place in the Bronx .
“You got some bars, Chuck?,” Diaz Jr. asked Schumer on Monday as the pair stood on stage.
“I got the bars, I got the plaque, I got the music, we got it all! We are the Bronx!,” Schumer said as he tried rapping with a plaque.
Chuck Schumer and Ruben Diaz Jr rapping. pic.twitter.com/qsrPwiog3p
— Bill Neidhardt (@BNeidhardt) August 16, 2021
“Sorry to do this to you. Chuck Schumer, ladies and gentlemen,” conservative commentator Benny Johnson warned while sharing the cringeworthy video.
Sorry to do this to you.
Chuck Schumer, ladies and gentlemen: pic.twitter.com/LAtOTSuBjc
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 17, 2021
Fox News reports:
The event kicked off a week-long series of free hip-hop concerts in the city, and all attendees were required to show proof of vaccination to get tickets. Mayor Bill de Blasio also attended the event, while rappers such as Slick Rick, KRS-One, Melle Mel and Scorpio performed.
Schumer’s performance, however, has already sparked criticisms on social media platforms.
The Daily Caller, meanwhile, ran the headline, “Nobody Asked For This Video Of Chuck Schumer Attempting To Rap, And Yet It Exists,” and outlet Gawker published a piece called, “New York Rap Is Alive And Unwell,” where Schumer was described as an “old gasbag who needs to retire.”
“Diaz Jr. displayed a passable flow, only to be interrupted by Sen. Schumer waddling out on stage holding a big plaque and doing a little shoulder shimmy,” the outlet wrote.
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