Wed 30 Jul 2008
Ludacris went hard for his favorite presidential candidate… maybe a bit too hard. I mean, we all know what he means but its a generational gap thing, they’re taking every line a bit too literal. Can’t blame them when you’ve got folks who will try to somehow use Luda’s lyrics against Obama.
“Barack Obama’s campaign is condemning a song by the rapper Ludacris that praises Obama and bitterly attacks Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
“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,” said spokesman Bill Burton. “This song is not only outrageously offensive to Senator Clinton, Reverend Jackson, Senator 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.”
“Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant,” say the lyrics. “McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped.”
The song also celebrates Obama’s rise.
“The first black president is destined and it’s meant to be,” go the lyrics, calling on voters to “paint the White House black.
The song notes that Obama has praised Ludacris, and calls on him to “give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer.”
“The world is ready for change because Obama is here!” it concludes.