Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fat Joe Goes Hard On Daddy Yankee

Earlier this week CNN posted video of Daddy Yankee publicly expressing his support of John McCain for President. Yankee cited McCain's "support of the Hispanic community" as his decision to rally behind the Senator. Well, another hispanic hip-hop star has some choice words for Daddy Yankee's endorsement. Rapper Fat Joe was quoted calling Yankee a "sellout" in an exclusive interview with MTV News. Joe went on to say, "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. ... 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."

I agree 100%. When I saw the video of Yankee supporting McCain during a visit to a Phoenix school, I was in disbelief. Does Daddy Yankee really think Republican politics got him to where he is today? It is the ideals of Democrats that have inspired and empowered young minorities to be able to live the dreams that our ancestors could not. In the words of Fat Joe,
"If he believes John McCain is the better candidate for the Latinos, we could sit down. Even if he wants to get into a debate, we can debate anywhere — New York, Puerto Rico."

Wise Up Daddy Yankee.


1 comment:

  1. I recently did a post on the whole Fat Joe/Daddy Yankee/John McCain thing and honestly as insane as it sounds, I think it's Daddy Yankee's right to endorse whoever he wants and I don't think anyone should be critical of it the way Fat Joe is. Some may say Daddy Yankee has a strong Latino fan base who he owes it to to not back someone like McCain but he Daddy Yankee's vote is his own and I think Fat Joe should keep his comments to himself and just make sure he and everyone he knows votes on election day.