Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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

Apparently our politically savvy friend Curtis Jackson has had a change of heart and now endorses Obama. I'm sure the Senator is eternally grateful, although 50 probably won't end up voting anyway.

Hillary Clinton appears to have lost a high-profile backer to rival Barack Obama.

Rapper 50 Cent, who told Time magazine last September he was supporting the New York senator's White House bid, now says he has decided to shift his allegiance to Obama. The multi-platinum star, born Curtis Jackson, told MTV News Friday that Obama's recent speech on race was the deciding factor for his decision.

"I heard Obama speak," he said. "He hit me with that he-just-got-done-watching-'Malcolm X,' and I swear to God, I'm like, 'Yo, Obama!'

"I'm Obama to the end now, baby!"

But the musician also admitted he's lost interest in the protracted Democratic race, and may not support either candidate.

"To be honest, I haven't been following that anymore. I lost my interest," he said. "I listened to some of the debates and things that they were saying, and I just got lost in everything that was going on…Don't look for my vote, for me to determine nothing on that. Just say, '50 Cent, he don't know, so don't ask Fiddy.'
Uhhhm, so you're "Obama to the end", but "don't look for [your] vote"?

Why, MSM, why!?!? I already know the answer of course, but I'd rather hear you say it instead.

Question: Why do you think the Mainstream Media just loves putting mics in front of ignorant Negroes like 50 Cent? Couldn't they ask someone well-informed like Taalib Kweli or Common for his opinion?

50 Cent no longer supports Clinton [CNN]

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