News: French Montana Returns From Voting, Reveals His Presidential Pick
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 11:15AM
Bad Boy Records rapper French Montana made his voice heard Tuesday (November 6) morning, voting and revealing who he chose for president on Election Day.
Hopping on Twitter, Montana told the world he rocked with President Barack Obama on the voting ballot.
"Voted for Obama juhearddd," Montana tweeted on Election Day morning. (French Montana's Twitter)
Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy also encouraged their fans to go out and support President Obama today.
"Vote for Pres Obama and if u live in Los Angeles, make history and vote for Jackie Lacey for District Attorney, she's the one!!!"
"#repost Happy Election Day people! Let your voices be heard! Get up and #VOTE ! #forward http://instagr.am/p/RsSgFvpl60/" (Diddy's Twitter)
Last week, West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar stressed the importance of young voters, especially, going out to the polls.
"I think we tend to put [issues] in the hands of higher politics rather than do for ourselves," he told MTV News. "So what made me the most angry is, when something doesn't go right in that world, you get people out here that want to blame Obama. And I think that's corny. I think that's one of our biggest failures as a community, as a generation; not wanting to go out and do for ourselves and to sit back and wait. And then when it doesn't happen, we point the finger. I think we just really need to take matters into our own hands; uplift our community, put money back in our community, and show these kids how there's something different." (MTV)
Yesterday, rap star Jay-Z showed up to support President Obama at an Ohio rally.
President Obama deployed a double-dose of star power for his Ohio campaign finale, using performances by legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen and rapper Jay-Z to energize the crowd of about 15,000 just over 12 hours before the first election day polls open across the state. Jay-Z, a longtime Obama backer and fundraiser, brought down the house with a bone-shaking and deafeningly loud set of his hits that included a censored rendition of "99 Problems," replacing the word "b***" with "Mitt." (ABC News)