Hip Hop's Influence on the 2012 Election

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  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Beyonce, Michelle Obama
  • K'Naan, Mitt Romney
  • Prodigy
  • Mary J. Blige, Ledisi
  • Questlove
  • Nicki Minaj, Mitt Romney
  • Barack Obama, Jay-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • 2 Chainz Voting 2012 Election

K'Naan Disses Romney

After Romney bizarrely began using Somali-Canadian artist K'Naan's hit "Wavin' Flag" —  a song about strife in his native Mogadishu — the left-leaning MC-singer threatened legal action. "I have not been asked for permission by Mitt Romney's campaign for the use of my song. If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it,” K'Naan said in a statement. “I would happily grant the Obama campaign use of my song without prejudice."

(Photos from left: Lefty Shivambu/ Gallo Images, Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

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