Are Young Jeezy and John McCain really pals?

Jeezypolitics_lIt all started on the night of May 17. Usher was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, rapper Young Jeezy performed his verse on Ush’s "Love in This Club" — and, as the fates would have it, that was the very evening that John McCain dropped by 30 Rock for a few attempted SNLOLs himself. Next thing you know, the Republican presidential nominee and the cocaine-obsessed "Thug Motivation" expert were spotted sharing a friendly chat as the show wrapped at 1 AM. Explained an effusive Jeezy in an interview heard ’round the world: "No disrespect to my man Barack, but I f— with John McCain." As in, the angry Atlanta snowman thinks the conservative Arizona senator is… cool. Wha?

I was pretty confused, until Jeezy’s rep sent out a press release today reassuring us that "YOUNG JEEZY SUPPORTS OBAMA — NOT MCCAIN." Jeezy just posted a viral clip where he goes into more detail on that — check it out below (occasional NSFW language) — and he’s been correcting the record to every journalist in earshot. He’s got some pretty sharp talking points, as a matter of fact: "John McCain… looks like a fraud to me," he told MTV. "My mama is about to have surgery that I gotta pay for out of my pocket because she can’t get insurance." And his new album’s called The Recession! Keith Olbermann’s guest bookers, are you paying attention?

But there’s another story here. You see, the love goes both ways: McCain’s been telling people that he dug the music he saw Usher and Jeezy rehearsing on SNL that night. "Very talented. Very good," he’s said. "I was very impressed." The song that impressed him so deeply, of course, was none other than "Love in This Club" — a smooth, catchy ode to having sex in public spaces. Scandal! So it’s time to come clean. Does Sen. McCain now want, or has he ever wanted, to make love in this club? Moreover, has he ever made love, to a thug, in a club, with his ice on? The people want answers. (If you’re in a more serious mood, here’s an open question suggested by PW’s Gary Susman: Is there anyone in hip-hop who isn’t an ardent Obama supporter at this point? I won’t count the time when confirmed Audacity of Hoper Jay-Z joked that he "felt like a black Republican.")


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  • Big Boi

    when i was first reading this i thought you was getting ready to continue spreading that lie thats going around lol. glad to see that the video is on here too.
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  • nunya

    this is too funny. thanks.

  • Agalag

    Got news for you…you’re gonna see more and more “Black Republicans” as this race goes on. Don’t mean to dis your man Obama, but he has NO EXPERIENCE in anything that would qualify him to be President! Really, Man, nothing! You’ll see, I’m telling youuuuuu…

  • nunya

    as a black woman who is going to vote for OBAMA i’ve learned that blacks are voting for obama by more than 80%, so black republicans are essentially irrelevant. i’ve never met such ppl anyways. i see them on tv but they don’t seem real, almost robot like.

  • nunya

    also, apparently bush had all the ‘experience’ necessary to be president — whatever that is in theory and he f*cked up terribly! so there goes that weak and essentially baseless argument.

  • Matthew

    I think its pretty pathetic and provides an honest insight to the ethics of young democrats such as Yong Jeezy. Complaining about having to pay for his mother’s surgery? Maybe if he bought less Crystal at the club, or cut down on the money he spends on coke, rims and gold chains, it wouldn’t be such an issue for him.
    He’s just another ignorant, spoiled and worthless rapper that should get a real job that contributes to society, rather than perpetuating harmful stereotypes of black americans.

  • Slappy

    Check out some pretty interesting John McCain “MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS” at:

    John McCain in ’08

  • realClear350

    “Does Sen. McCain now want, or has he ever wanted, to make love in this club? Moreover, has he ever made love, to a thug, in a club, with his ice on? The people want answers.”
    OK? So Jeezy critizes McCain for a compliment to a song that he ‘Jeezy’ wrote the lyrics to? Why do we even care what Jeezy thinks about politics?

  • johnny

    WE care about what jeezy thinks cuz he reps every man, every woman, and the streets along with the struggle it brings. theres alot more people out there trying to survive than people living in facy plantations
    see, jeezy was one of those people who had nothing and is now on top [he diden’t mess with coke because it was fun he did it so he could have food on the table for his family he dident have the same opportunitys as the white people in the suburbs]fyiIM also white]. to the people at the ”bottom of the map” its a sign of hope that they can get what they want out of life. and im geussing you have NEVER heard a jeezy song that wasent on the tube. he touches on issues about not selling drugs and not robbing people however at the same time he talks about doing it, he must be a hipacrite?NO he is realating to the people who do it so they can hear the positives and change there direction. jeezy is the voice of the streets, so there for people care what he has to say.

  • johnny

    oh ya and this is the united states of america we all should have health insurance as long as we pay are taxes witch im sure jeezy does. so its none of our bizz what he or anyone spends there money on he has every right to complain. im sure you would too

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