I wouldn’t normally post to Mother Jones but I think this merits mentioning…
In an interview with MTV News, 32-year-old Curtis James Jackson, otherwise known as rapper 50 Cent, revealed his views on our current president (“he has less compassion than a regular human being”) and came out in favor of Hillary in ’08, for reasons the candidate might call right and not-so-right:
“I’d like to see Hillary Clinton be president. It would be nice to see a woman be the actual president and … this is a way for us to have Bill Clinton be president again, and he did a great job during his term.”
While his statement might seem a little self-contradictory, I’ll go down on record as feeling a little bit the same way.
So-called “backpack” rappers like Talib Kweli and Common have been giving shout-outs to Obama in their songs lately (Common’s single, “The People,” says “My raps ignite the people like Obama”) but Hil may have a good strategy by going after the platinum-sellers. The big question is: who will get Lil Wayne on their side.
He got shot nine times and drove himself to the hospital…what else do you need?