US rapper and bona fide party-starter Fatman Scoop has given his first sit-down interview with the Australian media after Prime Minister Scott Morrison posted, then deleted, a memey video featuring the classic tune Be Faithful.
— Nick Schadegg (@nickschadegg) September 13, 2018
Speaking on last night’s unorthodox 7.30, the dude said it was genuinely an honour to be featured in a throwaway social media post from the nation’s newly-minted leader.
“Actually I was really happy because I was like, somebody at that level was thinking about me,” Scoop said.
“And you know, blessings just come out of the blue, so I was really, really happy about it.”
When pressed on the reasons for the video’s deletion, which included concerns over its lyrical glorification of casual sex and the fact insanely well-paid politicians shouldn’t really be boasting about having cash, Scoop defended the song’s positive message.
“You got a hundred dollar bill, put your hands up. You got a fifty dollar bill put your hands up. Everybody likes money, everybody likes to say they have money,” he offered.
And when pressed on his upcoming Australian tour – and what he’d end up doing if he ever coaxes Morrison out of Canberra or The Shire – he offered some key advice to the man who is so desperately trying to brand himself as an affable everyman.
“Get ready. There’s gonna be partying. Don’t touch the mic. When I tell you to jump, just jump,” he said.
— abc730 (@abc730) September 24, 2018
Wise words, Scoop. If you’re deadset keen to hear more wisdom from the muso, peep the entire interview right HERE.