Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa

Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa

De La Soul

Track 15 on 1991’s De La Soul is Dead. Also released as a double A-side single with “Keepin' the Faith.”

One of the group’s bleakest tracks, this song tells the story of a sexually abused girl who can’t get anyone to believe her because her father is a respected member of the community. Eventually, she snaps and kills her father, who is working as a department store Santa Claus.

Minnesota Hip-Hop duo, Atmosphere, made a sequel to the song in 2009, titled Millie Fell Off The Fire Escape