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Obama Denounces New Song and Video By Rapper Ludacris (2117 hits)

Barack Obama's presidential campaign says a new song 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 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.
Posted By: Dante Lee
Friday, August 1st 2008 at 6:40PM
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Great post, Dante. I posted the exact video earlier in my blog, Is Ludacris helping or hurting Obama?. You know I like Ludacris' heart. I believe he's trying to help. And he's proud that someone that looks more like him could become so powerful. He's trying to do what he can to help. But, this country is just getting comfortable with the idea of having a black man as president. I think we need to save portions of our cultural influence for the celebration, if there is one.
Friday, August 1st 2008 at 6:50PM
g smallwood
I agree...save that stuff for the celebration
Friday, August 1st 2008 at 7:18PM
Dante Lee
Do you think that Ludacris prejudice for making that rap song?
Many blacks think that whites are prejudice against black.
Do you think that many blacks are prejudice against whites as well?
Saturday, August 2nd 2008 at 4:04PM
I think from The Stand Point of Obama position he has to be above the fry of these types of media messages because of the scrutiny he would come under if he came out and said I agree with everything Luda said on the video. But I know he appreciates the support and probably in the privacy of his inner most circle he may even agree with some of it.
Saturday, August 2nd 2008 at 11:43PM
Well another supporter of Obama is putting their foot in their mouths. I am sure none of Obama supporters are intending to hurt Obama when they ridicule his opponents, but they have to be careful how their words affect his position. Bernie Mac, Ludacris, and a host of other supporters have Obama enjoying their support while denouncing their opinions.
Sunday, August 3rd 2008 at 10:08AM
Fayton Washington
"Is he on drugs?" is my first impression of the Ludacris video.
I think Ludacris is an opportunist who has taken advantage of Obama's good will and favorable comment or visa versa-you lay down with dogs and you get fleas. LOL
I did not like the video, because it was negative and not the way I would go about winning friends and influencing people before the election. Obama needs to distance himself from the video. It was bad, the music, the tempo, the rap and all. It was not Ludacris's best rap either. He sounded like a bad copy of Paris on a wobble-ly turntable. I wonder whose money produced it? It maybe another back door attack on Oboma by the ‘Neocons’, it is the season, as you know. Finally, for a man that claims to drink Absolute Vodka, Ludacris is showing zero class…LOL

Tuesday, August 5th 2008 at 6:51AM
Personally, I feel that Ludacris is attempting to support Obama in this upcoming election, however, anything that could jepordize potential votes should be avoided at this time. When we make comments such as those spoken by Ludacris, then we are no better than the media and the supporters of the opposing candidate. We should represent not only Obama but our race with intelligence. I enjoy the talents of Ludacris, but as an artist, he should give our youth a more more enriching way to discuss the election.The majority of issues regarding this presidency have in some form or fashion included discussions about race. Ludacris should have realized the effect of this video beforehand. I say that we are all proud of Obama's accomplishments and should voice our support and opinions AT THE POLLS.
Thursday, August 7th 2008 at 8:42PM
Personally I think people are giving Ludicris comment too much attention. This is something he wrote in his "rap lyrics". Rappers have said so many things since rap started. We will never agree with everything a rapper chooses to put in his lyrics. You are what you respond to, "a scald dog will holler". If you are not guilty why speak up. I know you have heard these sayings before. Why do Barack have to answer to everything a black person say? He has nothing to do with that and he did not write the lyrics to Ludacris song. In my opinion when Barack answers to these comments it justifies the comment that Rev. Jesse Jackson made. None of this is Barack's fault but he is answering to it like it is. He should stop responding and tell the media to ask the people who are making the comments. Who exactly is he running for? Who is he trying to please?
Saturday, August 9th 2008 at 5:19PM
Naseera M
President-Elect Obama should not have to answer to every comment that a person may make. The Ludacris song is his personal opinion. There are many others, Black, White or otherwise who make uneducated comments which lack integrity and common sense. Whether they support President-Elect Obama or not. Ludacris is speaking from his level of understanding and has not considered the effect on our newly elected president. Let us focus on what needs to be done and how to produce the change that was promoted during the campaign. We put too much energy discussing irrelevant information. Knowledge is King, An Uneducated tongue creates much havoc. Every one teach one. Then maybe we can truly create change in which we think five times before we speak and speak with dignity. Words are powerful. Share your wisdom with the less fortunate. It is time for true Peace on Earth. God Bless
Wednesday, November 19th 2008 at 10:08AM
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