Who knew former leaders of the free world had rap on the brain? On Election Day, no less.
During a routine “Vote Democrate” interview in Pittsburgh yesterday, a couple of radio hosts randomly asked President Bill Clinton about his thoughts on Lil Wayne’s pending freedom.
Bill Clinton appeared on “The Morning Freak Show” yesterday (November 2nd) on 96.1 Kiss FM, to drum up support for Democratic candidates running in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
During the interview hosts Mikey and Big Bob asked Bill Clinton about his thoughts on Lil Wayne, who will be freed after eight months in prison, for carrying a loaded handgun on his tour bus in July of 2007.
“I tell you what I think about that. I know this is kinda a funny question for you to ask me. My daughter introduced me to rap and hip-hop music, after I said somethings she thought were not very smart. She said ‘dad you need to listen, a lot of these people are smart.’ This guy’s smart and he’s got ability and he’s got a new chance now,” President Clinton said.
President Clinton continued his thoughts on the New Orleans rapper, whose music is also on President Barack Obama’s iPod.
“I hope is that this is not something just to brand him as a cool guy, but that it will never happen again to him,” Clinton said of Lil Wayne’s time spent behind bars.
“A lot of these people they don’t get successful in that, just like any area of life by being really dumb, their really smart,” Clinton continued. “But a lot of them have had really tough lives and they almost think its cool to get in trouble every now and then or they don’t know how to stay out. What I hope will happen is that he has a good life now.”
Hmm. He had T.I. and Gucci Mane on the brain too, huh?
Lil Wayne should be heading home to kiss his babies and his momma tomorrow. Then he’ll be heading to Vegas on Thursday for his first concert alongside Drake.
In other random politics and rap talk, George Bush’s delusional behind apparently thinks that Kanye’s Katrina telethon outburst was one of the worst things that happened during his 8 years in office.
“He called me a racist, and I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now,” Bush tells Lauer in a show that airs on November 8. “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.”
Bush continued, “Yes. My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment.”
We’re now waiting for the George Bush/MC Hammer collabo Kanye diss.