Scott Morrison Apologises For Posting Fatman Scoop Song On Twitter


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

Scott Morrison, who has only been in the top job for three weeks, put the 11-second clip online showing MPs raising their hands during question time on Thursday.

The clip was deleted and Mr Morrison tweeted: "The full lyrics of the song used in my earlier video from QT today were just not OK".

While the snippet posted on Morrison's social media accounts was not explicit, the post was crticised as "bizarre".

Song lyrics not featured in the video but well known to its devotees include the question "who fuckin' tonight", racially explicit terms: "To all my niggas that they hit it from the back / Who want to have sex with no strings attached".

"I think people think politicians can take themselves a bit too seriously at times".

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

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

Now the artists has invited Mr Morrison to be his special guest at his next Australian show.

"I don't have to agree with your policies but we can have spirited DEBATE about them and you can attempt to walk me through why you think like that".

The accompanying track - Be Faithful by hype man Fatman Scoop - left many puzzled.

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

Victorian MP Tim Watts replied to the video with a GIF of Elmo on fire, while SA MP Chris Picton posted a video of a shipping container on fire - both referencing Mr Morrison's "on fire" caption.