Friday, March 21, 2008

Why You Should Never Ask A Rapper About Politricks: Exhibit D

Okay, I know this is completely trivial, but hey, it's a Friday.

Washed-up rapper DMX was recently interviewed by XXL Magazine about a number of topics. And in his classic bipolar style, he ranted and raved about all sorts of unrelated issues. Then the interviewer did the inevitable. He asked DMX about this year's presidential race, giving me yet another installment in my running Why You Should Never Ask A Rapper About Politricks series.

The interview itself is worth the extra 5 minutes if you want a good laugh, but here's just an excerpt.

XXL: Are you following the presidential race?
DMX: Not at all.

XXL: You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
DMX: His name is Barack?!

XXL: Barack Obama, yeah.
DMX: Barack?!

XXL: Barack.
DMX: What the f*ck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

XXL: Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
DMX: Barack Obama?

XXL: Yeah.
DMX: What the f*ck?! That ain’t no f*ckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that n*gga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the f*ck outta here.

XXL: You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
DMX: I ain’t really paying much attention.

XXL: I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
DMX: Wow, Barack! The n*gga’s name is Barack. Barack? N*gga named Barack Obama. What the f*ck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his f*ckin’ name. Ima tell this n*gga when I see him, “Stop that bullsh*t. Stop that bullsh*t” [laughs] “That ain’t your f*ckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

XXL: So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?
DMX: Nope.
Oddly they didn't bother asking him for tips on how to make a great Egg Sandwich at 7-11.[1] That mighta been more entertaining. And I guess we should cut Earl Simmons some slack since he can't actually vote anyway, due to the fact that he's been systematically disenfranchised and whatnot.

There's not really any point to this post, and thus no real question, but it just makes me wonder why those in the media even bother asking people like DMX, or Britney Spears (who gave an infamous endorsement of President Bush a few years back) what they think about real life issues.

Honestly, who cares?

DMX - Here I Am Interview [XXLMag]

Why You Should Never Ask A Rapper About Politricks: Exhibit A

Why You Should Never Ask A Rapper About Politricks: Exhibit B

[1] Cyber Capri Suns to the first person who can tell me all about that infamous Egg Sandwich.

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