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

Andrea Ryan

…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…


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Related: ‘Gangnam Style’ Singer Sang Anti-American Lyrics, Slated to Perform Before Obama Dec. 21

…In 2004, after Islamic radicals captured and beheaded a South Korean missionary, PSY used this opportunity to condemn the terrorists and South Korea’s president. But he saved his harshest vitriol for America’s troops and military bases, according to a report in HAPS, an English-language Korean magazine…

Kill those f*****g Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives 

Kill those f*****g Yankees who ordered them to torture 

Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers 

Kill them all slowly and painfully …

…Disturbingly, on November 23, 2012, PSY actually performed a rendition of “Gangnam Style” for and with U.S. troops on “The Tonight Show” on a special episode that honored the U.S. military. Everyone in host Jay Leno’s audience that night was a U.S. Service Member.

PSY’s past actions are even more alarming when one considers he has made most of his riches from “Gangnam Style” not from South Korea and Asia but from the United States…

Read the whole thing.

Update:  “Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce [and] entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.” Rockstar Capitalism in the Developing World

…On November 12, in a speech at Georgetown University, U2’s Bono discussed the role of enterprise and capitalism in alleviating global poverty. For a rock star whose travels to developing nations and advocacy of foreign aid are well known, this recent focus on commerce has surprised many observers…

H/T The Astute Bloggers

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