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article imageLudacris Releases Song about Barack Obama, Obama Campaign Calls It Offensive

By Susan Duclos     Jul 30, 2008 in Politics
Ludacris is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper who has released a song about Barack Obama, calling Hillary Clinton a "bitch" in one verse. Both the Obama campaign and a former Clinton aide have denounced the song.
In one verse of the song Ludacris says that "Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant" and in other lyrics it encourages blacks to "get off their ass" and vote for Obama.
Immediately former Clinton national finance co-chair, Yashar Hedayat spoke out and told Huffington Post, "I hope Senator Obama has the presence of mind to denounce and distance himself from Ludacris. In May, when Father Pfleger made those horrible remarks about Senator Clinton at Trinity United, Senator Obama didn't do much to defend her and John McCain was the first to rush to her defense."
The Obama campaign weighed in after the news of the song release, via campaign spokesman Bill Burton calling the song offensive and saying that Ludacris should be ashamed of the lyrics.
Burton's full statement was, "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."
The complete lyrics of the rap song by Ludacris can be found at Liveleak.
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