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Obama Rejects Ludacris Song

September 24, 2008

Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, has rejected a campaign rap song by rapper Ludacris, due to one of the lyrics referring to senator Hillary Clinton as a “bi**h.”

While, I’m not defending Ludacris’ song, as the lyrics are explicit, he probably thought it was okay, because a few months ago, Obama was introduced at a rally to the song “99 Problems” by Jay-Z, which also uses the b-word, among other expletives. Many saw it as a shot at Hillary.


However, Clinton campaigned with him a few times, and he is looking to get her primary voters’ support, so the song really is out of the question. I don’t think Ludacris thought it through.

Obama campaign rejects rapper Ludacris’ rhymes

Jul 30, 9:32 PM (ET) – CHICAGO (AP) – Barack Obama’s presidential campaign said Wednesday that a new rhyme by supporter and rapper Ludacris is “outrageously offensive” to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Sen. John McCain and President Bush.

The song brags about an Obama presidency being destiny. It uses an expletive to describe Clinton, calls Bush “mentally handicapped” and says McCain doesn’t belong in “any chair unless he’s paralyzed.”

The lyrics also don’t spare the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who recently apologized for making crude comments about Obama. “If you said it then you meant it,” intones the rapper.

Obama’s campaign blasted “Politics As Usual,” which is on the “Gangsta Grillz: The Preview” mixtape with Atlanta spinner DJ Drama.

“As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to,” campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in an e-mail statement. “This song is not only outrageously offensive to Sen. Clinton, Rev. Jackson, Sen. McCain and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear. While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics.”



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