Rapper Big Boi On Obama: Warns “I’m Not Pro-Govt…Our Freedoms Are Getting Taken Away”

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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