Dallas Comedian Attempts To Advocate For Ukraine During 3-Minute Rap
It's an unorthodox way to pray for Ukraine.
by Kui Mwai
March 17, 2022 at 7:40 pm
Dallas comedian and rapper Alex Stein attended a general Plano city council meeting to address the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and attendees were surprised by his delivery.
When called to the podium, Stein told members he wanted “to take a moment and think about the people in Ukraine and what they’re going through.” He then informed the council that he has a performance planned — one that requires an audio accompaniment. Stein then launched into a three-minute-long rap, during which he mentioned killing Putin, using hand sanitizer, gas prices and more.
“Go Insane for Ukraine,” he rapped. “Put a bullet in Putin’s brain.”
Stein also mentioned his appreciation for the COVID-19 vaccine, and somehow used it to segue into calling President Putin a racist. “I’m a freak for the vaccine. Vaccinate my body, at the party, sipping Bacardi. I’m the proof when I’m in the booth. Spitting on the mic. Putin’s anti-vax. Putin hates all of these Blacks.”
The spirited performance is erupting on social media. “He started going off right here,” one user replied to a clip of Stein’s performance that Dallas Texas TV tweeted. “The gas prices done GOT him,” another added.
Stein told Blavity News that the motivation behind his performance is true disgust about what’s happening in Ukraine. “Honestly, I was just trying to parrot the mainstream media and showcase how insane the idea of World War III is,” he says. “I really hate to see the people being killed at the hands of evil people in power.”
It’s not the first time Stein has used music and humor for advocacy. Stein is a frequent speaker at city council open mics in Texas. Back in January, Stein rapped about mandating the COVID-19 vaccine during a Dallas city council meeting, the Independent reports. “Vaccinate me in my thong,” he raps in the satirical performance. “Vaccination right or wrong.”
“I think the best way to make someone think is with humor instead of boring facts,” Stein told Blavity News. “Emotions are more powerful than anything when it comes to spreading a message. I just want to try to make people laugh because everything is so tense and insane right now, and that levity helps with awareness.”
Sure, Stein’s methods of advocacy may seem ridiculous or goofy, but nevertheless, he’s getting people talking about Ukraine.