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Ludacris Loves Politics (or Black Politicians?)

October 21, 2008

by The Forum

It should be noted that Ludacris recently released a video titled "Politics (Obama is Here)" on his new album (which is coming out three days after his concert here-- expect to hear some of his new songs when he comes to Claremont!).  The song disses Obama's detractors and opponents and encourages black people to vote for Obama.  Obama's campaign responded by saying:

"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."

You can read about it more here and here.

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