If you listened closely to the Smooth Barack campaign chatter related to Ludacris' 'Obama's Here' video you can almost hear Smooth cribbin' Luda's 'Get Back' lyrics talkin' 'bout, 'Yeet yeet WHOOP WHOOP!! Why you all in my ear?! Talking a whole bunch of $%#@ that I ain't trying to hear! Get back, M%^&*$%^&$er - you don't know me like that'.
Officially his campaign let it quickly be known that it didn't appreciate the lyrical content of his tribute video and likely wondered behind closed doors why homey couldn't be more like will.i.am - calm, collected, thoughtful and non-controversial...
Hence the dilemma with rappers. Give 'em a little love and they return that kindness in turn, but in a fashion that's true to their roots. According to Luda, Smooth mentioned that he's one of his favorite rappers. Not sure if that's true or not especially based on his previous comments on some rap lyrics which he said, '...too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to'. I'd have to agree with that sentiment. At some point there has to be a filter engaged between your brain and your mouth. Think what you want, there's no law against it (yet), but also think about the ramifications of everything you plan to verbalize.
Luda already knows that there's a bunch of folk nervous about the potential southside president thing so I'm not sure how he thinks it's helpful to Smooth's cause to 1) further diss Sister Hillary when she's out of the game ('Hillary hated on you, so that bi%ch is irrelevant'), 2) rap about paintin' the White House black (a concept he stole from George Clinton) and 3) emphasizin' how terrifying a Smooth presidency is to some folks and how there's nothing they can do about it - pretty strong words for a candidate who hasn't been elected yet. A lot can happen in 97 days - ask Al Gore and John Kerry about it. I believe it was Kanye who heard 'em say, 'Nothing's ever promised tomorrow, today'.
I'll be the first to say that Luda is a creative talent - the brother's rap lyrics are inventive and his acting is above par (compared to say Bow Wow or Chris Brown) but in the judgment department I have to say that the brother comes up lacking. He is forward thinking though, y'all cuz he almost penned the perfect words for Smooth to say when he gets a private moment with Luda's a$$: 'But now I'm here, you wanna stand around running your mouth?! [don't wanna] hear nothing you saying or spitting, so whats up! Don't you see [you ain't helpful]?! Man shut the f&%k up!!'
Can't say it any plainer than that, Luda. Yeet, yeet Whoop, Whoop!