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Ludacris' Political Song Criticized by Barack Obama

July 31, 2008 08:34:11 GMT

The rapper's new track that was written to support the Democratic Party's president candidate doesn't impress the the politician who considered that it was too offensive.


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Ludacris' attempts on sending his political view trough his songs lyrics failed to impress after the latest news stated that the words on his new song are being protested by many because it's considered too offensive. The new song "Politics as Usual" that the rapper penned to support Barack Obama received lots of critics including from Obama himself.

The controversial side from the rapper's lyrics is the part when he offended other politicians and presidential candidates, John McCain and Hillary Clinton and also current president George Bush. The rapper called Hillary "irrelevant", said that John doesn't belong in "any chair unless he's paralyzed" and that Bush is "mentally handicapped".

Meanwhile, showing his rejection to Ludacris' track, Obama through his representative sent an e-mail to the press writing, "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."

Ludacris' new track itself is one of the songs that he wrote for his latest mix-tape titled "Gangsta Grillz: The Preview" collaborating with DJ Drama. The tape was made as a preview before the release of his new studio album "Theater of the Mind", that hasn't had an exact release date yet.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by icacainmypants on May 17, 2010
4get all yuh haters.!!!
posted by hellafish on Sep 23, 2008
man Luda just makin music i think its chill that hes sayin what he thinks and he accually care about who the next president is.
posted by DKO on Sep 03, 2008
hes just voicing his opinion. Rappers dont always use the right words to describe how they feel. might have gone a lil overboard. glad to see luda tasks alot of interest in politics. the media just wants to twist his views and make the worst of it. peace 2 luda much love from mtl
posted by skinny on Aug 03, 2008
He jus sayin what he feels n if its too much for chosen listeners just dont listen to it.
posted by Wuttay on Aug 02, 2008
It's vulgar, but it's just another one of his raps. Luda's not one of the crap rap artists you hear now-a-days, and at least this one proves he's out there to make a point.
posted by kod jk on Aug 02, 2008
i think luda has gone too far he must not involve himself in politics since not all his fans are democrates
posted by Obama on Aug 01, 2008
They don't wont 2 see us do it...
posted by simplygemini07 on Aug 01, 2008
While I do agree that some of the words Ludacris chose to use were a bit vulgar, I believe he's saying exactly what a lot of us are thinking, but are too worried about the consequences of expressing our opinions. In the eyes of politicians and others it may be inappropriate how he expressed his thoughts, but that's the benefit, if you will, of being a rapper. And though I'm not enthralled in Ludacris' work and do support and respect Obama, in my opinion, he's one of the very few, truly talented, mainstream rap artists we have left.

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