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7/31/2008

Obama Rejects Ludacris’ “Outrageously Offensive” Lyrics

Filed under: 2008 Election,War — DRJ @ 11:20 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

Ludacris recently released “Obama is Here” and LiveLeak has the video and lyrics:

“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 favorite 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 b^$&%* 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 man
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 paralyzed
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!”

The Obama campaign has already rejected Ludacris’ lyrics as “outrageously offensive.” In addition, in a Rolling Stone interview, Obama had previously expressed concern about letting his daughters listen to Ludacris.

Ludacris hasn’t helped Obama with lyrics like these and I’m sure we won’t get to hear Ludacris perform this little ditty at the Democratic Convention, at least not in public.

— DRJ

17 Responses to “Obama Rejects Ludacris’ “Outrageously Offensive” Lyrics”

  1. “Outrageously offensive?” Not hardly.

    Christian Lindke (aa4f59)

  2. By which I mean that it is about as offensive as the rap battle in DRILLBIT TAYLOR.

    Christian Lindke (aa4f59)

  3. Obama had already expressed concern about letting his daughters listen to Ludacris.

    Yeah, it would be real nice if he took out the bitch and whore references and left just the f-words. Then little ten year-old girls all over the country could enjoy Mr. “Ludicrous” Bridges, even if he doesn’t know how to spell his own goddamn fake gangster name.

    Glen Wishard (02562c)

  4. Well, someone else goes under-the-bus!
    The BHO campaign needs a full-time mechanic just to repair the drive-line components damaged by running over so many bodies.

    Another Drew (a28ef4)

  5. Gee, another Sister Souljah moment. How convenient.

    Steverino (1dda08)

  6. He rejects Ludacris at his peril with the African-American community and hig-hop afficianados of all colors.

    They think idiots like Ludacris are poet-laureates of this generation because he can figure out that “Vice President” almost rhymes with “irrelevant”.

    Its a pathetic non-art that takes no skill other than a microphone and a dictionary — though the latter is optional.

    WLS (26b1e5)

  7. He rejects Ludacris at his peril with the African-American community

    I don’t know. I think the hip-hop community is savvy enough to know that BHO has to play the PR game. . . for now.

    Vermont Neighbor (31ccb6)

  8. Most interesting to me about this entire deal is the way the MSM has McCain’s lame ad with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton but studiously ignore the Ludacris cut.

    I was thinking about how I would address this if I was in McCain’s camp, because it’s clear to me that it’s pretty chaotic there — if his people have the skills to put out a clear message, they can’t count on McC to articulate it properly (and thus the “nothing is off the table” debacle last Sunday). Here’s what I would respond:

    We at the McCain campaign are not really sure what to make of Ludacris’ insensitive, sexist, racist, and all-around offensive “song” he recorded in support of Democratic Presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama.

    While Senator Obama’s spokespersons have condemned the recording as “outrageously offensive,” it should be noted that early in his Presidential campaign, Ludacris (real name: Chris Bridges) and Senator Obama made a public appearance together in the fall of 2006. Is it possible that Mr. Bridges has helpingly provided Obama with a so-called “Sister Souljah moment,” in which an internal feud within one party (real or manufactured) is played out in public to appeal to members of the other party?

    If that is not the case, it’s clear that while Senator Obama constantly speaks of his lofty goal of fostering a new era in which such expressions of prejudice and hatred are rejected by all “people of the world,” he apparently has not yet had a positive influence on people within his inner circle (past and present).

    L.N. Smithee (a0b21b)

  9. “Most interesting to me about this entire deal is the way the MSM has McCain’s lame ad with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton but studiously ignore the Ludacris cut.”

    Yeah, but this isn’t the Ludacris Barak Obama knew.

    Sean P (e57269)

  10. He rejects Ludacris at his peril with the African-American community and hig-hop afficianados of all colors.

    Do you seriously think African-Americans won’t support Obama because of this? And it’s not like hip-hop afficianados vote in significant numbers.

    This was an easy thing for Obama to oppose: it doesn’t cost him anything, and it makes him look “reasonable”. It was like Bill Clinton condemning Sister Souljah: a move that cost him nothing at the polls.

    Steverino (1dda08)

  11. Guess we need to declare Obama’s unofficial theme song as

    Going to Try a Little Help From My Friends!

    daytrader (ea6549)

  12. What age do I have to be to find that “outrageously offensive”? I just want to know so I can shoot myself before I get that old.

    Nels (364116)

  13. DRJ

    with all due respect, this was the perfect opportunity for BarryO! to have his “Sister Soulja” moment (and note that he still praises Ludacris’ “talent”). The lyrics stay in the public eye — allowing the meme of ‘white people are racist and afraid of black people’ and ‘McCain is OLD’ to be out there while Barry does his best Claude Rains immitation.

    This is a fully contrived moment.

    Darleen (187edc)

  14. “This is a fully contrived moment.”

    Barack HUSSEIN Obama!

    afall (45d14f)

  15. afall – As has been pointed out previously, it is racist of you to say Barack’s middle name.

    JD (75f5c3)

  16. “afall – As has been pointed out previously, it is racist of you to say Barack’s middle name.”

    And fully contrived red meat.

    afall (de7003)

  17. Oh, yeah. McCain made Ludacris write that pile of crap. Totally contrived that way, afall.

    What color is the sky in your world, btw?

    Pablo (99243e)


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