News: Lil Wayne Fires Quick Shot, Cashes Out Mitt Romney [Audio]
Friday, Sep 21, 2012 2:07PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is the latest hip-hop artist to take a swipe at presidential hopeful Republican Mitt Romney on his "Cashed Out" record off the new Dedication 4 mixtape.
According to reports, Weezy F. Baby's track makes a quick Romney name-drop and hints at his alleged suspicious financial affairs.
"Cashed Out" is a cover of "Cashing Out," by a track by southern rapper Ca$h Out. If that seems redundant, it is -- Wayne's Dedication mixtape series features the Young Money Cash Monday Billionaires label boss doing his best to outdo other performers on their own beats. (Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't .) Wayne's version starts with the following intro (voiced by someone other than Wayne: "As another election year upon us. This last four years has been good to me. A couple of dollars in a couple different bank acccounts. Some here, some off shore. N---a call me Mitch Romney!" It's unlikely that this person doesn't know that Romney's first name is actually Mitt. It's more likely that this person wanted you to notice that "Mitch" rhymes with "b--h." (Huffington Post)
On Wayne's "Mercy" remix, his protégé Nicki Minaj also sarcastically gets at Romney.
"I got more money, in in my f*cking purse /Court side, you in the C Section," she raps, "I'm with them bloods you you with the C Section /In Malibu I'm bout a sea section /And all these b*tches is my sons, yeah C-Section /I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy b*tches is f*cking up the economy /Out in Miami I be chilling with a zombie /Diablo Alejandro de Mello Gandhi" ("Mercy" Remix)
G.O.O.D. Music's Kanye West took a swipe at Republican politician on his new "To the World" record.
G.O.O.D. Music's anticipated Cruel Summer album won't officially be released until September 18, but the LP leaked to the Web on Thursday, and in addition to that off-the-wall feature from R. Kelly on the opening track "To the World," 'Ye throws a quick jab at Mitt Romney. Oh, and he repeats it, just to make sure no one misses it. Including a quick shout-out to Rick Ross and his hit "Hold Me Back," West spits, "I be all up in Goldman Sachs like these n---as tryna hold me back, these n---as tryna hold me back/ I'm just trying to protect my stacks/ Mitt Romney don't pay no tax, Mitt Romney don't pay no tax." (MTV)
As of late, Romney has been under fire for questionable tax returns.
Democrats say Romney, who accumulated a substantial fortune during a nearly two-decade career in consulting and private equity, needs to show voters what tax rate he paid and provide more details on financial assets held in offshore bank accounts. Romney faced similar pressure from his Republican primary opponents last winter. Citing privacy, the former Massachusetts governor has promised to release two years of his tax returns, but no more. He has made his 2010 return public and says he will release his full 2011 tax filings before Election Day. (CNN)
Check out "Cashed Out" below: