NEW YORK — Days after former first lady Nancy Reagan died, a scathing petition calling for rapper Fetty Wap to perform at her funeral is gaining traction.
The petition’s creators say Fetty Wap, famous for his song “Trap Queen,” would be an apt guest at the service, taking a political stance against the former first lady who died Sunday at 94.
Reagan is best known for her anti-drug crusade during her husband’s eight years in office and for promoting “Just Say No” clubs in schools nationwide, meant to deter kids from using recreational drugs and alcohol.
But the petition’s creators said her legacy doesn’t mesh with how her husband’s administration behaved.
During the Reagan administration, the CIA was accused of being involved in a drug ring in the U.S. to fund rebels in South America. The agency later admitted to the wrongdoing and published a report on the incident.
The petition, created by a user named David D., appeared on Change.org Monday. It draws attention to Reagan’s “important legacy as being the most famous Trap Queen in American history,” he wrote.
“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,’” the petition said.
“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.”
To clarify, a trap queen is defined by Urban Dictionary as: “A witty or street-smart female, usually with an urban flavor or appeal, who is loyal and resourceful,” but also as a woman who defends her boyfriend or husband while he sells drugs out of their home.
“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,” the petition said.
More than 5,000 people have signed the petition, and the signatures continue to pour in Tuesday afternoon.