On XXL.com, DMX was interviewed by Clover Hope to discuss his gospel CD, his rap CD, his family and his thoughts on our next president Barack Obama.
Here’s an excerpt:
Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.
You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!
Barack Obama, yeah.
What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.
You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.
I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.
So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?
Is that why you’re not following it?
No, because it’s just—it doesn’t matter. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. It doesn’t really make a difference. These are the last years.
But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
I mean, I guess…. What, they gon’ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should’ve done that shit a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in the fuckin’ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done fucked this shit up then give it to the Black people, “Here you take it. Take my mess.”
It’s all a fuckin’ setup. It’s all a setup. All fuckin’ bullshit. All bullshit. I don’t give a fuck about none of that.
We could have a female president also, Hillary Clinton.
I mean, either way it doesn’t matter. I don’t care. No one person is directly affected by which president, you know, so what does it matter.
Yeah, but the country is.
I guess. The president is a puppet anyway. The president don’t make no damn decisions.
Well Barack has a good chance of winning so that might be something.
Good for him, good for him.
Ok look, I completely understand that many people in this country have distanced themselves from politics because they are tired of the corruptness of it all, the lying about weapons of mass destruction, institutionalized racism, policies that continue to widen the gap between the rich and the poor, etc–I GET IT! But this is just a disgrace.
Barack Obama has been on everything short of a Wheaties box: every magazine including VIBE, every television show, every newspaper, he has a MySpace account, all over YouTube, you name it. Even if DMX was flipping through the channels to get to BET, he must have come across Obama somewhere–HE IS THE ONLY BLACK CANDIDATE THAT EVER HAD A REAL SHOT IN HELL TO BE PRESIDENT.
It must be nice not to know shit or want to know. My hair is going gray because of this election, my mother’s nerves keep her up at night because she is so sick of all this Clinton nonsense and this crackhead has no idea who Barack Obama is. All of this work that we as black people are doing to make change and get ahead and this loser who gets dropped from his label, who is trying his hardest to stay relevant by coming out of his mouth
“Isa dunno nuffin ’bout no ‘Banana. Who that nigga be?”
Thanks for setting us back 175 years you coon.
Then he had the nerve to try to school folks on politics, like we don’t know how the system works. Well for those who don’t know how the system works, at least you know who Obama is.
The kicker of it all is the assertion that he would step to Obama. I dare this fool to call Barack Obama a “nigga” and tell him to stop “bullshitting about his name.” Obama would stomp his little ass and then make a speech about it that even FOX News wouldn’t criticize.
Some of us don’t need to be free, we really don’t. Yeah, I said it.