By Oelania Pena
Two Republican representatives in Florida recently got into a debate over the correct quoting of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems.” The dispute took place during an argument over an amendment to the Florida State Code that would allow certain type of hearsay as evidence in criminal cases.
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Representative Allan B. Williams quoted the line from the famous song saying, “I know my rights, so you will need a warrant for that. Aren’t you as sharp as a tack? Are you a lawyer or something?” In response, speaker Dean Cannon corrected him, saying that the second line is said by the officer, not Jay-Z. He also advised Williams that if he is going to quote Jay-Z, to make sure that the lyrics are correct.