Luda Still Getting Into Trouble

By Camiele White 2008-07-31 17:01:35
Obama supporter and lyrical lothario Ludacris is being put under the sniper’s scope, yet again for having a hard time controlling his language and his, um, offensive manner of voicing his opinion. In this recent attack on the hip-hop artists’ potty mouth, Politico reports that the Obama campaign has publicly expressed its disappointment with Ludacris’s choice of lyrics in his latest song, “Politics as Usual”. The song features a few choice words that lambaste—in the only way he knows how, bluntly and without apology—Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton, Sen. John McCain, and President Bush—calling the latter “mentally handicapped” and using a not so nice adjective when describing Sen. Clinton. Luda doesn’t discriminate his rage, however. He has also targeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson (for a “crude remark” he made against Obama)—saying, “If you said it, you meant it”.

Bill Burton, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign had this to say about the voracious nature of the lyrics, “This song is not only outrageously offensive to Sen. Clinton, Rev. Jackson, Sen. McCain and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear.” He added of the artist, “He should be ashamed of these lyrics.”

Though Ludacris’s camp has yet to respond to the obvious anger of the Obama campaign, I’m sure anything that he says will be nothing more than a nod and a smile. This isn’t the first time Luda has ruffled a few feathers in the wigs of the higher-ups, and it won’t be the last. No one, not even his favourite candidate, could make him feel ashamed for what he has to say.

Give the controversial song a listen, via the embed below:


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