Grammy Award-winning rapper and rabid Barack Obama backer Ludacris recently decided to express his support for the Democratic Presidential hopeful in song with the controversial new track Politics: Obama Is Here.
In the song Ludacris, a.k.a. Christopher Bridges, encourages people to go to the polls and make Obama the first black President of the United States:
“So get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote. Paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ‘em terrified.”
However rather than being warmly received by either the Obama campaign or its supporters, the song has been derided in most circles for being at odds with Barack Obama’s ostensibly positive message of change and hope.
In the expletive-laced track Ludacris, in addition to endorsing Obama’s candidacy, mercilessly and tactlessly rips into presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Senator John McCain and former Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton.
Of the Republican nominee, Ludacris raps, “McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralysed.”
Similarly, the rap star has none too kind words for Obama’s former rival Senator Hillary Clinton of whom he spouts the following:
“Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant.”
Even Reverend Jesse Jackson gets a bit of tongue lashing from the rhyme-spitting rapper who sends a message to the civil rights leader in verse.
“Jesse talking slick and apologising for what? If you said it then you meant it how you want it have a gut!” he raps.
That said, Ludacris saves his most vicious attacks for current President George W Bush, whom he calls “mentally handicapped” and “the worst of all 43 Presidents.”
In response to the negative tone of the musical endorsement, Senator Obama and his campaign were quick to distance themselves from the song.
Though Senator Obama is said to be fan of Ludacris, Obama spokesperson Bill Burton told Politico.com that he has condemned the song.
“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,” said Burton.
Here are the complete lyrics to the Ludacris’ ode to Barack Obama:
I’m back on it like I just signed my record deal
Yeah the best is here, the Bentley Coup paint is dripping wet,
It got sex appeal
Never should have hated
You never should’ve doubted him
With a slot in the President’s iPod Obama shattered ‘em
Said I handled his biz and I’m one of his favourite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice President Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant
Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what?
If you said it then you meant it how you want it have a gut!
And all you other politicians trying to hate on my man, watch us win a majority vote in every state on my
You can’t stop what’s bout to happen, we bout to make history
The first black President is destined and it’s meant to be
The threats ain’t fazing us, the nooses or the jokes so get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote!
Paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ‘em terrified
McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralysed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and I throw em like candy wrap cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant and you the worst of all 43 Presidents
Get out and vote or the end will be near
The world is ready for change because Obama is here! cause Obama is here
The world is ready for change because Obama is here!
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