With President-elect Barack Obama’s historic election run now complete, Atlanta rap star Ludacris is finally breaking his silence on Obama’s marked criticism of his July dedication song.
On the track entitled “Politics As Usual” taken from DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz: The Preview, Ludacris professed his full support for Obama.
That support was overshadowed by controversial lyrics that labeled President Obama’s former Democrat rival Hillary Clinton as a “b**ch,” and alluded to Republican John McCain as being close to disability.
Ludacris also took aim at George W. Bush, calling the 43rd President of the United States “mentally handicapped.”
“The song was my artistic expression and was meant to get people who weren’t involved in the political process involved,” Ludacris reasoned to AllHipHop.com. “Being as though it was the first mixtape to reach the United States government was a bit overwhelming.”
Obama, who in 2006 first met with Ludacris privately to discuss community activism and Hip-Hop’s role in it, was not understanding of Luda’s vitriolic words and publicly condemned the track.