Ludacris has come under fire for some of the lyrics in his song, “Politics (Obama Is Here),” off his mixtape Gangsta Grillz: The Preview.
On Senator Hillary Clinton, Luda raps: “Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant.” On Jesse Jackson: “Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what?” On Republican nominee John McCain and President George W. Bush: “McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed / Yeah I said it ’cause Bush is mentally handicapped.”
Senator Barack Obama’s camp has condemned the lyrics and issued a statement. Read it below.
“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.”