News: Big Boi Defends Not Voting For President Obama [Video]
Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 7:43PM
OutKast's Big Boi recently got political, revealing what party he rocks with these days and why he did not vote President Barack Obama into a second term in office.
Boi recalled a recent encounter with a woman who celebrated President Obama's Election Day win and why he downplayed it.
"Well, I was, you know, leaving to go out of town, and it was a lady -- a Caucasian lady -- and she was like, "Oh yeah, congratulations on y'all win last night," you know, with like an attitude. And, you know, just to let her know I was on my P's and Q's, I was like, "I don't know what you talkin' bout, I voted for Gary Johnson." And she looked shocked to even know that I knew there were other candidates on the ballot, you know what I'm saying? So, you can't judge a book by its cover." (Huff Post Live)
The Atlanta rap veteran also admitted he really did not vote for President Obama in a bid for another four years.
"Yes, I'm a Libertarian. I'm liberty, justice for all, liberty for all. I'm really pro-people, pro-freedom, and, you know, this is all about positivity. Like, you know, I have nothing against the president at all, you know, he's a nice guy, but, it's just, you know, the things that they're standing on right now just didn't agree with me. Anything that benefits the public and not just big banking, that's what I'm with." (Huff Post Live)
Last summer, West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar described his issues with voting.
"My vote counts? I don't do no voting. I will keep it straight up real with you. I don't believe in none of the sh*t that's going on in the world," Lamar said in an interview. "You talk with me, you talk with me for hours because everything has a contradiction, everything is higher ranking and way beyond us, way beyond people. So basically, do what you do, do good with your people and live your life because what's going on isn't really in our hands. ... When I say the president can't even control the world, then you definitely know there's something else out there pushing the buttons. They could do whatever they want to do, we all puppets. Just play your cards right." (Truth Is Scary TV)
Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco raised eyebrows when he defended not voting in political elections a couple years ago.
"I don't vote. I don't get involved in the political process because it's meaningless, to be honest," Fiasco added. "I'm a real big believer if I'm gonna vouch for someone, then I'm gonna stand behind everything that they do...So politicians aren't gonna do that because I don't want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere." (CBS News)
Check out Big Boi's interview: