As rare as it is, it’s so refreshing to hear common sense come out of the entertainment industry.  During an interview to discuss the release of his new album, rapper Big Boi made the following response when asked about the president:

“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. … I ain’t on nobody’s team, you feel me? I’m about the American people.”

The Washington Free Beacon reports,

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, the newest record from Atlanta rapper Big Boi, is set to drop next Tuesday. As Washington anticipates the album, a recent interview between the rapper and Pitchfork is gaining some attention.

When Big Boi was asked about a song off of his last album, the interview turned to politics and “his ambivalent feelings about President Obama”:

Pitchfork: You had a few things to say about Obama on Sir Lucious [Left Foot], 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.

If the rapper once supported the president, he is frustrated with him now.  The interview continues:

BB: 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.

It’s too bad more of Big Boi’s contemporaries don’t share his sound judgment and mature ability to think for himself.

 

 

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  1. Hmm…I’m having a hard time with this one, as I can’t tell if he wants Obama to do “more”, as do so many who voted for him that aren’t happy with the job he’s doing.

    Shockingly, it’s not because Obama’s an incredibly terrible president doing terrible things, but because they think he’s not doing enough.

    This from Boi sounds SLIGHTLY better than that.

  2. Anytime someone in the public eye says our liberties are being stolen by the Federal Regime is a Good Time indeed.

  3. Kiss your career goodbye!

    The liberals will make sure that none of their ‘precious’ followers are exposed to your “right wing extremist” ideas.

  4. Someone had a wake up call. It’s better late than never.

  5. Standby for Backtrack… coming in 5, 4, 3,

  6. I wonder if he has heard from PETA regarding his choice in coats?

  7. ++

    “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. … I ain’t on nobody’s team, you feel me? I’m about
    the American people.”

    Amen..

    albeit not in so many words, i’ve been more or less
    saying the same thing since 9/11/2001, go figure..

    ==

  8. #1 December 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    SoLongSong commented:

    I suspect your analysis is the correct one, that BB sees Barry as not having done enough for Social Justice and making America more fair.

  9. Yep, I’m feelin ya!

  10. ++

    FYI..

    there are numerous BLACK REPUBLICANS, we just don’t hear from them
    in much the same way we don’t hear from anti-Islamist Muslims.. thank
    Obama, and most likely a Rockefeller, for our endlessly bias progressive
    MSM..

    if you’re white republican, tea party, or even anti-big gov
    democrat, and think you feel silenced? hah!! think again..

    ==

  11. I ain’t on nobody’s team, you feel me? I’m about the American people.

    SO, BY THIS SENTENCE HE NEVER PASSED ENGLISH CLASS.

    Oh, well, I really don’t care what Big-boi has to say! Roflmbo!!

  12. ++

    Patty #15 December 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    yeah, what they have to say is so much more
    important, or like i give a flying bats guano.. :roll:

    ==

  13. #16 December 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    bg commented:

    Really, when these rappers first started America Changed. Less Morals!

    Education system has let all of us down.

  14. Sorry, bg, I thought you were posting on my other comment.

  15. A few simpleminded platitudes and ther slightest criticism of the subprime blowhard makes him a patriot on this site.

    Keep groveling like all the other cartoon conservatives, Jim.



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