News: Shyne Rocks W/ President Obama? Takes Shot At Mitt Romney

Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

It appears former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne is riding for President Barack Obama by becoming the latest hip-hop artist to take a shot at Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

Resorting to Twitter, Shyne appeared to quote a Romney swipe from Kanye West's new Cruel Summer LP.

"Mit Romney don't pay no tax! Mit Romney don't pay no tax! #creep," he tweeted September 27th.
"Mit Romney don't pay no tax! Mit Romney don't pay no tax!," Shyne tweeted September 28th.
"Mit Romney don't pay no tax! Mit Romney don't pay no tax!," Shyne tweeted September 29th. (Shyne's Twitter)

West took his jab at the 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)

Young Money star Lil Wayne recently caught fans' attention with a Romney reference.

"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)

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)

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