50 Cent Gets at Congressman for Obama Slur

50 Cent Gets at Congressman for Obama Slur

Rapper tweets about Congressman Doug Lamborn calling president a “tar baby.”

Published August 4, 2011

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) may have apologized to President Obama for calling him a tar baby, but 50 Cent isn’t buying it. Last week, while on a radio show, Lamborn said, in part: “Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the president responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and can’t get away.”

50 Cent tweeted for the congressman’s head: “Republican congressman Doug Lamborn should be re leaved of his duties after calling president Obama a tar baby. Tar baby is a synonym for ni--er, except it is only used in bigoted manners, were as ni--a can be a sign of respect. … I can't find a more disrespectful or ignorant way to describe the race or depiction of our president.”

(Photo: UPI/Jim Ruymen/Landov)

Written by Kenrya Rankin


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