In Recent Interview, Hip Hop Star Expresses Righteous Indignation in Response to Obama Question
Just when it seemed like everyone of note in the entertainment industry was enthusiastic about another four years of Obama. Lo and behold, there are some dissenters. Not that the large broadcast media outlets will notice, of course.
Antwan Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi from OutKast, has sold over 50 million records throughout his career. With a new solo album coming out, Big Boi agreed to an interview request from one of the leading music blogs called Pitchfork. When the discussion turned to politics, the former Obama supporter and wealthy rapper was honest and up front about his disenchantment, showing that he isn't oblivious to the financial struggles of his family, friends, and fans.
Patton told his interviewer that he doesn't care what color the president is or even what his party affiliation is for that matter. The only thing he cares about is "the betterment of people," he said. Insisting that he's not 'pro-government' at all, but 'pro-people' and lamented the fact that our freedoms are gradually being taken away.
Asked how he felt about Obama's elected return to office, Patton wondered what exactly he did to deserve it:
What did he do? They say he's trying to clean up a mess, right? Well, he needs a big-ass broom, and he's gotta keep on sweeping. I ain't on nobody's team, you feel me? I'm about the American people.
It wasn't exactly a ringing endorsement of Mitt Romney or Republicans of course, but it's proof that there are celebrities who backed Obama in 2008 only to feel he's failed to do his job or to deliver a positive case for his re-election this year. (H/T- Washington Free Beacon)