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YouTube, Instagram Ban Rapper’s Anti-Biden ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Song, Still Hits #1 On iTunes
Musical artist Bryson Gray is seen on the set of "Candace" on March 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Rapper Bryson Gray’s song “Let’s Go Brandon” was banned Thursday from YouTube for allegedly containing “medical misinformation” and then apparently banned Sunday from Instagram for violating guidelines on “harmful false information.”

“Let’s Go Brandon” has become a viral anti-President Joe Biden saying following a recent NASCAR race, where an NBC reporter claimed fans were cheering on the race winner, Brandon Brown, when they were actually chanting “F*** Joe Biden.”

“YouTube has banned ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ song from YouTube due to ‘medical information,’” Gray posted to Twitter. “What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa.”

According to Fox News, the artist said that the lyric version of the video was first banned, “but then the actual music video was taken down,” too.

After Gray tweeted about the ban, YouTube tech support said they would “re-review” the matter — but Gray has still not heard back.

“Jumping in – we’re passing this along to the right team for a re-review,” the reply said. “We’ll share updates once we hear back from them. Appreciate your patience in the meantime.”

Following the ban, Gray’s song became the number one most-downloaded on iTunes, according to PopVortex rankings on Sunday morning. Ironically, the number one spot was earned as Gray learned that Instagram had apparently banned his song, too.

“WE DID IT. FROM BANNED ON YOUTUBE TO PASSING ADELE ON THE ITUNES CHARTS TO BECOME THE #1 SONG IN THE COUNTRY!” he posted to Twitter. “Stop being afraid of censorship. Stop being afraid to be cancelled. STAND UP. Thank y’all so much! KEEP IT GOING!”

In a follow-up post, he noted of the Instagram block, writing, “Haha cute but it’s too late.”

“Why is the most censored rapper in the country someone that doesn’t even curse in songs?” Gray told Fox News.

On the rapper’s album, “Letters to the Church,” he says via Twitter that he uses “No profanity. No unbiblical ideas. Every word is based on scripture.”

“Why can you rap about murder, sex, and drugs but when I rap about questioning the government I get banned? Is this still America?” Gray questioned.

According to Fox News, the song “takes multiple shots at Biden regarding his chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal, cognitive ability, and handling of the coronavirus.”

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Last week, as highlighted by The Daily Wire, another anti-Biden “Let’s Go Brandon!” soared to number one on the iTunes hip-hop chart — this one by rapper Loza Alexander.

“In the song’s choruses, a voice repeatedly chants the iconic anti-Biden mantra and is immediately followed by a sample of a crowd chanting the original line, the more rough-and-ready ‘F*ck Joe Biden,’” The Post Millennial reported.

“Alexander can be seen in the video wearing a red MAGA-style hat with white lettering on it which reads ‘Make Music Great Again’ and rapping about how many Americans are experiencing regret and how he feels vindicated due to the poor performance of the Biden administration,” the site added.

Related: ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Song Soars To No. 1 Spot On iTunes Hip Hop Chart

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