When Rap Gets Presidential: Bush Loathes Kanye & Clinton Loves Lil Wayne

11.03.10 7 years ago 24 Comments

Hip-Hop, we have arrived. When the most powerful men in the country know you by name, there’s justification for the madness. In just a span of a month, B.o.B performed for Obama and now, Bill Clinton apparently has a collection of “Free Weezy” shirts and Kanye West is the reason George Bush is on Xanax®.

After only four years, Dubya finally responded to Kanye’s historic “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” remark.

George W. Bush says that when he heard Kanye West say, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” “it was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency.”

Bush has taped an interview with Matt Lauer that will air on a special prime-time Matt Lauer Reports on NBC Nov. 8. It’s to promote his forthcoming book, Decision Points. The subjects of the interview are wide-ranging, but the former president is very passionate on the subject of West’s criticism of the way Bush handled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. NBC has released some quotations from the interview.

“He called me a racist,” Bush tells Lauer. “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true. [Yahoo]

And now that Lil Wayne is set to be released from prison, he has an unlikely supporter in Billy Clint. Maybe it’s the common affection for Mary?

After that volcanic Sister Souljah moment in 1992, Bill Clinton appears to have made peace with hip hop.

The former President has come out in support of jailed rapper Lil Wayne 20 years after being called a racist.

We have Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, to thank for him cheering on the “I Am Not a Human Being” rapper during the midterm elections.

“My daughter introduced me to rap and hip hop music after I said some things she thought were not very smart,” he told the hosts of Pittsburgh’s 96.1 Kiss FM “Morning Freak Show” while discussing the Democratic candidates on Tuesday.[NY Daily News]

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