Fans of Lil’ Wayne probably thought it was great when Barack Obama praised the rapper at a campaign event, but just check out some of his lyrics.
From the Swampland.
Take the lyrics of Lollipop, the aforementioned song which, if you have not yet heard on the radio, then your children certainly have. As is the habit of most modern Hip Hop, it is a song of sexual conquest, with Lil’ Wayne boasting of his ability to attract women and enjoy their company. Not so interesting, you think? Check out this set of lyrical couplets:
I get her on top / She drop it like it’s hot
And when I’m at the bottom / She Hillary Rodham
In the song, these lines are meant as a compliment both to the girl in his bed and the former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, whose take-charge, ready-from-day-one attitude the artist apparently admires. Of course, the precise context of the compliment is insulting to millions of Americans, but then the Lil’ Wayne oeuvre is not exactly sensitive to such considerations.
It makes you wonder if Obama has actually ever listened to the rapper or was just trying to portray himself as hip.