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Ludacris Offers Support to Barack Obama, Obama Says No Thanks

July 31st, 2008 | by Staff
Senator Barack Obama with rapper Ludacris

Looks like Ludacris may have put his foot in his mouth in his attempt to show his support for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama.

Christopher Bridges, a.k.a. Ludacris, recently released a rap song titled “Politics: Obama is Here” in support of the Illinois Senator’s White House bid. Trouble is he uses very unflattering language to attack Sen. Obama’s political rivals including Hillary Clinton and John McCain and also took a jab at Jesse Jackson, who himself was the center of media attention a couple of weeks ago after he was caught on camera making unflattering comments about Sen. Obama.

Mr. Bridges’ song includes lines like this: “McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed/ Yeah I said it, ’cause Bush is mentally handicapped.” And he at one point says of Mrs. Clinton, “Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant.”

Needless to say representatives for Sen. Obama were not please and put as much distance between their candidate and Mr. Bridges’ song as they could.

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.
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.”

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