News: Game Blames Jigga For Prez's First Debate: "[Obama] Was Probably Listening To Jay-Z"

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 4:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rapper Game keeps his anti-Jay-Z gun loaded, now taking a shot at Young Hov for possibly playing a role in President Barack Obama's first televised debate performance.

Asked for a take on President Obama's early October presentation, Game quickly used the opportunity to taunt Jigga.

"I've seen the debate: words were fumbled, certain topics weren't covered correctly," he told CBS Local. "But he's Obama. He probably was listening to Jay-Z before he got up there and was a little bit in the zone and couldn't get it together. But I love Obama he got my vote still. ... Let me tell you something, Obama could have comeoout and said his A-B-Cs in the debate and he would have gotten my vote. I like Obama, he's cool he got swag and that's my president. Mitt Romney is a Republican. I'm not down with anything they stand for. Not to diss anybody else's beliefs and what their vote is but I like Obama. He can't do me no wrong." (CBS Local)

Coincidentally, Jay has hosted a fundraiser for the president and even appears in a new pro-Obama campaign commercial.

In a new ad released today by President Barack Obama's campaign, Jay-Z reflects on Obama's message of hope. The president reinvigorated voting, he says, "and you're starting to see the power of our vote. When the president got in office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. You know, the hope of people all across the country who would look and see themselves and know the possibilities. ... Now people are exercising their right, and you are starting to see the power of our vote. He made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people." (Mediaite)

Not to be outdone by Game, fellow West Coast rapper-turned-actor Ice-T recently slammed President Obama's first debate.

"Message to the President: "No weed before the next debate homie...."," Ice tweeted October 5th.
""@TarreyTorae:IceT Your Message 2 Our President is Distasteful!Thank God UR not in charge of anything that effects real life!/Whatever bitch," he tweeted October 7th.
"Ya know..> "@ROSERUNSdaWORLD: @FINALLEVEL lmao some ppl cant take a joke"" (Ice-T's Twitter)

Following his performance, President Obama even admitted he did not steal the first showdown.

President Obama on Sunday joked about his performance in last week's first presidential debate, telling an audience in Los Angeles that included many acting and music industry celebrities that unlike them, he didn't always "perform flawlessly night after night." "Everybody here are just incredible professionals. They're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same," the president told guests to laughter at a star-studded event at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, according to a White House pool report. (The Hill)

Check out President Obama address his first debate below:

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