Kanye West Criticizes Mitt Romney In New Song
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Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer, may have sprung a leak on the Internet, but it is a rap from Martin Louis the King Jr. which is getting burn on political blogs around the World Wide Web. West knocks GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the first song off the album, which is due in stores on Tuesday, rapping, “I’m just trying to protect my stacks / Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax.” The song entitled “To The World,” which also features R. Kelly, is an obvious reference to Romney’s low tax rate and refusal to release a substantive number of tax returns. The lack of transparency on Romney’s tax returns from his campaign has been a continued source of tension and criticism during this year’s election cycle.
Queens, New York rapper Nicki Minaj also mentioned Romney in a song. On her and Lil Wayne‘s cover of “Mercy,” Minaj raps that she was voting for the GOP hopeful (“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy b—-es is f—ing up the economy”). Barack Obama viewed her rhymes as “playing a character,” and being “sarcastic,” and the rapper confirmed the president’s theories in a series of ecstatic tweets. Meanwhile, Cruel Summer, which is released through Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, will hit stores on September 18th.
Props: The Grio.