Video footage shows the moment a rapper ordered all white partygoers to leave the stage of a nightclub after telling them ‘It’s Black History Month.’
Cakes da Killa, real name Rashard Bradshaw, made the demand ahead of a performance on a public podium at New York City club night Battle Hymn Saturday.
A clip of the incident, which took place shortly before he performed at the venue shows Cakes, 27, shouting: ‘When I said it was Black History Month, I mean, like, I need all you blacks on the stage.
‘Shut the privilege at the door.’
In the video, which has been uploaded to YouTube he continued: ‘I thought you guys had Netflix. You should know what’s going on in the world.
‘Oh My God. Like, honestly, you have the whole world. Let me just have my four minute song.’
An eyewitness who was in the Flash Factory club told Metro US that Cakes was referring to a handful of men dancing on the podium at the time
The onlooker said those spoken at subsequently got off and stood on the dancefloor.
And afterward’s Cakes’ friend Philip Henry took to Twitter to praise the controversial edict, writing: ‘I’m gagged at @CAKESDAKILLA at Battle Hymn kicking all the white folks off the stage and saying only black people are allowed! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Paraphrasing what his friend said in a subsequent tweet, Teen Vogue writer Henry added: ‘It’s Black History Month, shout out to the 3 black people at this party that didn’t come with me but also shout out to the white twinks and twink adjacents.” LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’.
Cakes’ performance at the popular club night was backed by respected DJ Honey Dijon, who has been vocal about the difficulties of being a black trans woman in the music industry.