Miguel sparked controversy after he wore a t-shirt suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump should have been killed instead of West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle.
The “Adorn” hitmaker introduced the controversial t-shirt in a video clip posted to his Instagram page. The plain white t-shirt reads: “How Nipsey before Trump?”.
Miguel’s followers instantly checked him for suggesting that the president of the United States should be assassinated. “you need attention we get it, sorry for the way your life is going,” wrote one Instagram user. Others asked Miguel where they could buy the shirt.
The R&B star has since deleted the post, but The Blast reported that Miguel, full name Miguel Pimentel, was also seen wearing the same t-shirt at Coachella over the weekend.
Miguel has spoken candidly in the past about his hate for President Trump. He has slammed Trump’s treatment of illegal immigrants and his decision to build a border wall to keep immigrants away from the United States.
Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot and killed on March 31 outside his clothing store Marathon Clothing Company in Los Angeles, California.
The rapper was later memorialized at a service at The Staples Center last week with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama and Kendrick Lamar all paying tribute.
Following news of the rapper’s passing, Miguel took to Instagram to share his sadness and send his love to the star’s family and friends.
“Heavy. Sending nothing but love and condolences to Nipsey’s family, friends, Lauren, loved ones. Man had a lot of positive things he was working on for his community and overall consciousness not to mention always solid energy when we crossed paths. S**t is wild we’re the same age. Heart breaking.”