Earlier this month, we told you that Michael Rocks was inspired to write the song “F–k Sea World” on his Banco album after seeing the documentary “Blackfish” — and apparently that was only the beginning of his campaign for saving the animals.
The Chicago rapper actually snuck into the Miami Seaquarium to film an accompanying video for his track (just to give the animal captors an extra middle finger), and this week, he helped to stage a protest outside the venue to further drive home his point.
“[Whales are] really intelligent, emotional animals with complex thinking processes and maybe it just affected me in a different way because I’ve always had a love for animals,” he told MTV News of his reaction, after watching “Blackfish.”
“The whales, they get depressed, they get sick, they kill their trainers and it’s something that shouldn’t be still going on,” he said. “It’s barbaric and I didn’t look at it like that until I watched the documentary.”
At the time, we asked if he would join PETA’s fight to bring down companies like Sea World if they asked, and apparently he wasn’t joking when he gave this answer: “If they say we’re going to war for the whales — let’s do it.”
— PETA (@peta) July 17, 2014
Michael Rocks’ debut album Banco is in stores today. Stream it below.