Scott Morrison: Australia PM puts hands up over 'not OK' lyrics

Rapper Fatman Scoop. He released his 1999 hit Be Faithful in collaboration with The Crooklyn Clan

Rapper Fatman Scoop. He released his 1999 hit Be Faithful in collaboration with The Crooklyn Clan

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for a weird video his office posted on social media, edited to showing him rousing his troops to the soundtrack of a well known USA hip hop tune that glorifies money and casual sex.

'The full lyrics of the song used in my earlier video from QT today were just not OK, ' he tweeted.

The PM's video, which was posted on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, did not contain any of the song's suggestive lyrics, instead featuring the lines: "You gotta hundred dollar bill put your hands up".

The Australian Prime Minister has been forced to remove a video, tweeted from his personal profile, dubbing some of his antics to a song by US R&B star Fatman Scoop, after criticism the lyrics were inappropriate.

'When I found out, I asked the team to take it down.

'I am humbled to have my voice rocking in the highest offices of the Australian Government!' he wrote.

"Look, we're just trying to connect honestly with people".

"It's quite clear that that's not a song that's on my play list", Mr Morrison said, suggesting he might choose a Tina Arena track next time.

Fatman Scoop went even further, inviting Morrison to join him on stage at the RNB Fridays festival in November, where he is performing - and talk politics afterwards.

Rapper Fatman Scoop. He released his 1999 hit Be Faithful in collaboration with The Crooklyn Clan.

The clip was accompanied by a caption that read (and I apologise in advance for this): "QT was on fire today", followed by the fire emoji.

Despite the video being deleted from all of Mr Morrison's accounts, social media users retained the clip and it remains easily accessible on Twitter.

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