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‘Let’s Go Brandon’ started as a Republican rally cry — now it’s topping iTunes charts

As Joe Biden’s approval rating has dipped, the “Let’s Go Brandon” phrase has been a popular form of criticizing the president.
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President Joe Biden speaks to reporters on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House on Friday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP)

An anti-Joe Biden chant that turned into a meme among Republicans has now stemmed one of the hottest songs in the country. 

“Let’s Go Brandon” appears to have innocent intentions, but the phrase has turned ubiquitous in the conservative circle for their disdain of the president. Rapper Loza Alexander capitalized on the popular saying, and his recent song is taking over the iTunes charts. 

The chant started following a NASCAR race earlier this month, when the crowd at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway was chanting “F--- Joe Biden” as NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast interviewed race winner Brandon Brown. The reporter misheard the chants as “Let’s Go Brandon,” and she told Brown what she was hearing.

As Biden’s approval rating has dipped in recent months, the “Let’s Go Brandon” phrase has been a popular form of criticizing the president. 

Alexander did just that in his song, titled “Lets Go Brandon.” As of Monday morning, the song was No. 2 on the iTunes Top Songs list and No. 1 on its Top Hip-Hop/Rap Songs list.

The “Lets Go Brandon” song includes the lyrics, “Don’t nobody like his a-- , huh? | Tried to cover up, but tell the people, go Brandon | But we know what they sayin’, though | You can hear the chant in every post.” The official music video has more than 1 million views as of Monday morning. 

“LOZA TRAIN TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!!” Alexander tweeted Friday as his song was going viral. 

Previous releases by Alexander also lean heavily toward a Republican audience. His 2021 album, “M*GA Man,” features songs titled “Voter Fraud/Fraud” and “Wake Up America” along with explicit tracks directed at House SpeakerNancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris. 

His most recent album, “Canceled,” includes songs dissing congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Vice President Mike Pence.

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