I think rappers and urban artists, whether English or Spanish speaking, should stay the fuck out of politics. Especially when being for Obama is the “in” thing, dudes need to either join the bandwagon or prepare to get attacked by the angry mob if you speak up against the popular stance. But with that, Daddy Yankee earned himself a spot in another edition of When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong. And Fat Joe made sure that he put his Puerto Rican compadre out there to hang dry.
In regards to Daddy Yankee’s recent controversial “endorsement” of John McCain, Fat Joe had this to say to MTV:
â€œJust like that! I gotta go in. I’m talking to little cousins that like [Yankee] and all that, and they’re starting to believe that John McCain is [the best candidate]. I can’t have that.
â€œI opened the newspaper and got sick to my stomach,â€ Joe continued. â€œI felt like I wanted to vomit when I seen that. The reason why I called him a sellout is because I feel he did that for a [publicity] look, rather than the issues that are affecting his people that look up to him. How could you want John McCain in office when George Bush and the Republicans already have half a million people losing their homes in foreclosure? We’re fighting an unjust war. It’s the Latinos and black kids up in the frontlines, fighting that war. â€¦ We over here trying to take the troops out of Iraq and bring peace. This guy immediately wants war. If not with Iraq or Afghanistan, he’ll start a new one with Iran. I feel real disgusted that Daddy Yankee would do that. Either he did that for a look, or he’s just not educated on politics.â€
Sidenote: All clothing featured in this post is by Mi Gente Clothing. Just thought I’d take a second to point that out.