Campaign Scolds Ludacris for Obama Rap

Song calls Hillary a 'bitch' and Bush 'mentally handicapped'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2008 10:39 AM CDT

Ludacris may have lost his most famous fan. Yesterday the rapper released “Politics as Usual,” a track from his upcoming CD that sings Barack Obama’s praises. But an Obama spokesman says Luda should be “ashamed” of the tune, which, among its other meditations, calls Hillary Clinton an “irrelevant bitch” and says John McCain “shouldn’t be in any chair unless he’s paralyzed.”

Many rappers are preparing Obama-themed tracks, but Ludacris has actually met Obama. In the song, he calls himself one Obama’s “favorite rappers”—perhaps because the senator said in a Rolling Stone interview in June that he listens to Ludacris on his iPod—and asks for “a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer.” An Obama spokesman said that, while Luda is a “talented individual,” the song is “outrageously offensive.” (More Ludacris stories.)

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