I Don't Give a Fuck

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"I Don't Give a Fuck"
Song by 2Pac featuring Pogo
from the album 2Pacalypse Now
ReleasedNovember 12, 1991
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Pogo

"I Don't Give a Fuck" [1] is a protest song by American rapper 2Pac and the fourth track of his debut studio album 2Pacalypse Now (1991). The song, which features rapper Pogo, deals overtly with police brutality and racism. In the song, he narrates how the black community in the United States face harassment by racists, including police.


In the intro, Tupac receives phone calls from one of his friends about the police beating them for no apparent reason and various crimes that are directed at them, after which he starts to rap. The theme of the song is strongly anti-racist and anti-police, and the lyrics tell about racism, such as store owners following him in the store, and crime in the ghetto.

This was one of the songs that a youth in Texas blamed for his shooting of a state trooper, as in the outro of the song, Tupac questions the authority for not dealing with these issues and he curses out the CIA, the FBI, and then president George H. W. Bush in the spoken-word outro of "I Don't Give a Fuck".[2]


  1. ^ Christopher Malone, George Martinez Jr. - The Organic Globalizer: Hip Hop, Political Development, and Movement 2014 1628920084 This reference was reminiscent of Newton's (August 15, 1970) stance on reserving what he saw as derogatory terms for law enforcement and preceded 2Pac's homophobic derision of authority and other targets on songs such as "I Don't Give a F*ck" (IDGAF) (2Pac 1991a). AMW's ongoing homophobic slur continued as the rappers called the police "sweet and feminine" as they tried to jail the rap crew. However, AMW was not going to give in easily—as they would respond to police ...
  2. ^ "A Rap Legend Debuts With an Apocalypse". epinions.com. Retrieved 9 February 2012.