Donald Trump ended an interview by asking an aide to play a hip-hop song about himself
Real-estate magnate Donald Trump has changed his tune on the issue of “Donald Trump” — the song, that is.
The song, by hip-hop artist Mac Miller, bears the same name as the Republican presidential candidate who’s currently leading polls.
As his interview with The Hill drew to a close on Wednesday, Trump asked an aide to open the “Donald Trump” music video on YouTube.
“I want to see how many hits,” he said. He was reportedly quite pleased that it had garnered almost 100 million views,according to The Hill.
“By the way — great song,” he said.
But Trump has not always been a fan of the song. Two years ago, Trump went off on the song in a string of tweets, as HipHopDX reported.
Back in 2011, when Miller’s music video had received only 20 million views, Trump endorsed the song that bore his name,HipHopDx reported. Trump said he was “very proud” of Miller and praised the rap artist as “the new Eminem.”
At the time, Trump said that he could not fully understand the song’s lyrics, which are rife with expletives and language degrading to women.
Although Trump now appears to again be a fan of the song, he’s careful not to fully endorse its lyrics.
“I wouldn’t say it’s entirely good for the women or the women of Iowa,” he told The Hill.