Rapper Big Boi: Trashing Obama, praising Gary Johnson

Atlanta rapper Big Boi (of Outkast fame) was interviewed by Pitchfork, and he’s mighty unimpressed by Obama:

Pitchfork: You had a few things to say about Obama on Sir Lucious, but it was recorded before he became president. And there was your song “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” with Mary J. Blige where she sang about cheering for Obama…

BB: I didn’t tell her to do that.

Pitchfork: No? She just did it?

BB: On my damn record. I had a problem with it. I’m not pro-government at all, I’m pro-people. Our freedoms are getting taken away every day with things that people aren’t aware of, like the [National Defense Authorization Act]. I don’t care who the president is– it ain’t just all about who’s black or who’s white or who’s Republican or Democrat, it’s about who is for the betterment of people, period.

Pitchfork: Do you have any feelings about Obama’s first term now that he’s been re-elected?

BB: Nope. What did he do? They say he’s trying to clean up a mess, right? Well, he needs a big-ass broom, and he gotta keep on sweeping. I ain’t on nobody’s team, you feel me? I’m about the American people.

And last month, he was on Hot 97 in NYC where he claims it was racist of some people to assume he (or other black people) voted for Obama, when in fact he says he voted for Gary Johnson:

Is Obama’s allure with the hip hop greats coming to an end? We’ll let you know when Jay Z gets his act together.

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  • http://twitter.com/Primecupcake K.

    This just gave me an entire new perspective of Big Boi. There is this belief that everyone who is a person of color, especially being an AA male, in Hollywood or music are supports of Obama. People are placed in a category out of stereotypes but no know actually ask them what their postions are on candidates/elected officials. I am sure if people people hear this interview, they will begin to name call and pick up him but complete dismiss what was said and see if there is any truth. What I found, he is speaking 100% dead on. This was refreshin. I am happy to see someone now buy into the Obama effect but be afraid to speak to those of us who are supports of 3rd party candidates.

    And it is sad that these host had no idea that there were other people on the ballots. Just ignorant. You get the type gov’t you vote for.

  • Justin

    Could you have picked a worse, less readable font?

    • http://vforvandyke.com/ Stephen VanDyke

      Yes.

      Care to post a screen shot of your problem?

      • LoverOfReading

        it’s true the font of the article was difficult to read. the font beneath here where I am typing is much more legible :)

        • http://vforvandyke.com/ Stephen VanDyke

          Thanks guys, I’ve nailed it down: it’s a problem with Google Chrome on Windows rendering (*gasp*) a Google font.

          I’ll put it on top of the todo list.