Controversy erupted over social media after a fatal police confrontation in Minneapolis caught on camera went viral, causing extreme response from media outlets, celebrities and left-wing activists alike. A short clip of the police confrontation was followed by a different angle, showing what looks to be the suspect resisting arrest.

Rapper and Hollywood celebrity, Ice Cube, quickly took to Twitter saying “How long will we go for Blue on Black Crime before we strike back???”. This statement has been viewed by many as a thinly veiled threat to police officers and a potential incitement to violence.

Almost immediately after posting the thinly veiled threat, Ice Cube posted a song of his to  twitter with an image of “Uncle Sam” in cross-hairs, will bullet holes in his head and over his heart.

The lyrics in his rap song posted to twitter also reference hatred and animosity towards the police: “I’ma fuck the police, nigga yea I started that. Some of y’all scary niggas, come and be apart of that”.

the next day, Ice Cube once again took to Twitter over the Minneapolis incident, this time sharing a photoshopped image of the police officer wearing what looks to be a “Make America Great Again” hat, but instead with the words: “Make Whites Great Again”. After the tweet gained thousands of shares, the phrase “Make Whites Great Again” quickly became top trending term on Twitter. The post was accompanied with the hashtag “#Fightthecowards” seemingly referencing the police officers in question.

Individuals who see these posts cannot differentiate what is real and what is not, and in return, they react as though the police is a ‘racist Trump supporter’.

Riots have erupted in Minneapolis as well as other urban areas resulting in numerous injuries and thousands of dollars worth of damage to property.