After the tracklist for the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack was released, Noname took to Twitter to reveal why she passed being on the project, whose film centers on Fred Hampton’s murder.
One Twitter user reacted to Noname not being asked to be on the soundtrack, and she responded by saying, “what’s crazy is they asked. i was supposed to be on the song with saba and smi but after seeing the movie i decided to pass.”
Noname added, “it was shot beautifully, the acting was amazing. but it’s a movie about an informant. fred is secondary and his radical communist politics are centered, at all.” She was referring to William O’Neal, the FBI informant who helped authorities infiltrate Illinois Black Panther Party leading to Hampton’s death.