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    Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Timati pulls latest music video from site after it received 1.48m dislikes.


    Vladimir Putin posing for a photo with Timati in 2012.

    9/10/19
    A Russian rapper who describes himself as Vladimir Putin’s best friend has pulled his latest pro-Kremlin music video from YouTube after it set a new record for online unpopularity. The track, entitled Moscow, was released by Timati on the eve of Sunday’s city council elections in the Russian capital. It contained lyrics praising the city’s Kremlin-installed mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, as well as criticising protests that rocked Moscow this summer after opposition candidates were barred from the city council polls. “I don’t go on protests and I don’t talk ****,” went the lyrics to the song. It also contained a line hailing Moscow as “the city where they don’t hold gay parades”. He also rapped about “wolfing down a burger to the health of Sobyanin”.

    Timati denied allegations that he had been paid by the government to record the track. He said he had pulled it from YouTube to stop “the wave of negativity”. “Today it’s trendy to complain about the government, but I have my own opinion,” he wrote on his Instagram page. “Instead of going to protests, you should work and improve yourselves.” Timati, whose real name is Timur Yunusov, in 2015 released a song entitled My Best Friend is Vladimir Putin that describes Russia’s president as a “superhero”. Guf, another rapper who contributed to the now notorious music video, apologized to his fans and said he had not even been aware elections were taking place. Putin’s ruling United Russia party suffered massive losses at Sunday’s city council polls. Many of Russia’s most famous rappers have lent their support to the newly invigorated opposition movement. Face, one of Russian rap’s biggest stars, performed at an opposition rally in Moscow last month, while Oxxxymiron, an Oxford-University-educated rapper from St Petersburg, has also spoken out in support of Kremlin critics.
    Although Timati still worships the KGB Colonel, the Russian people are getting tired of Putin's authoritarianism and corruption. His regime is becoming toxic on social media.


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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Is there someone lurking in the background?

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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Is there someone lurking in the background?
    Could be

    Timati (Timur Yunusov) has Tatar and Jewish roots and has reinvented himself numerous times. He is now most famous for his Black Star Burger joints that dot the landscape across Russia and in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

    Timati and girlfriend Anastasia Reshetova (finalist in the 2014 Miss Russia competition) are expecting a child in October.


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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Could be

    Timati (Timur Yunusov) has Tatar and Jewish roots and has reinvented himself numerous times. He is now most famous for his Black Star Burger joints that dot the landscape across Russia and in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

    Timati and girlfriend Anastasia Reshetova (finalist in the 2014 Miss Russia competition) are expecting a child in October.
    Yeah, there's a lurker and he's lookin' photoshopped.

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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yeah, there's a lurker and he's lookin' photoshopped.
    Well if there is, I don't recognize the individual.


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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Well if there is, I don't recognize the individual.
    It's a pic from a Russian source, right? I hope so, with that Jew painted in the corner. Hope it's not Western.

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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    i wonder if vlad will choose him for our next president.

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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It's a pic from a Russian source, right? I hope so, with that Jew painted in the corner. Hope it's not Western.
    The Jewish leadership in Russia is on very good terms with Putin.


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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Jewish leadership in Russia is on very good terms with Putin.
    That doesn't change the fact that Russia's an anti-Semitic ****hole.

    Nor does it change the fact that a Jew has been painted into the background of that pic.

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    Re: Pro-Putin rapper sets record for unpopularity on Russian YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That doesn't change the fact that Russia's an anti-Semitic ****hole.

    Nor does it change the fact that a Jew has been painted into the background of that pic.
    Well, I've looked at all of the pictures from that event (different angles) and he is in all of them.

    In the pic below he is at the far right. You can partially see his black hat and beard.



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