When I saw First Lady Michelle Obama rap in her new music video, I thought, “Oh, she’s so cute and corny.” I’m almost certain Michelle Obama owns a copy of Lil’ Kim’s Hardcore and when in trusted company, can likely go bar for bar when “Queen Bitch” comes on. However, because of her husband’s gig, she keeps it PG, thus, this very harmless music video.
Well, harmless to some.
Where I saw a mom doing essentially afterschool special rap, FOX News Business panelists saw a hip hop tyrant peddling a liberal agenda that promotes government dependence among a certain demographic (the Blacks) – defecating on the pristine image of the White House in the process. During the panel that aired last Friday, host Ashley Webster said he found the video “embarrassing.” He went on to complain that, “Some say it’s like renting out the Lincoln Bedroom. It’s a bit demeaning.”
Considering the history of this country – notably who built the White House and how long it took someone to look like them to reside in it – I find this analogy wonderfully dimwitted.
Joining Webster in disdain was conservative radio host Tammy Bruce, arguing that Obama was encouraging people to tackle on more debt.
Bruce claimed: “Kids are getting swamped with debt, nobody has a job coming out of college, and yet, this is a push for you to go to college. I’m not quite sure what they hope is going to happen here.”
You would think if someone like Bruce were truly concerned with college debt, she’d be pushing her fellow conservatives in office to increase Pell Grants as well as Michelle Obama’s husband’s plan to make community college free for all citizens. Pause right here to finish laughing at the hilarious notion of a conservative radio host being honest.
In any event, crazy lady continued with a dire warning that kids would “go college and you’re not going to have any free speech.” What is she talking about? The hell if I know, but remember, people like this are regularly invited to FOX News channels.
Meanwhile, there was one person on the panel who found the video amusing, but since it was FOX Business, she couldn’t leave it at just that. Heavens no. You’ve got to add some racism. That’s the key ingredient to any successful telecast over there.
Bruce concluded, “This is ostensibly about college. But it’s more, I think, about reaching out to a political constituency.”
Translation: The Black First Lady did the hippity hop thingy to reach those colored folks.
How long has hip-hop been the dominant music genre in popular music? How long have white people been the largest consumers of hip-hop? Have we learned nothing of Eminem’s career? Iggy Azalea’s few minutes of fame?
Why do people get paid to be this stupid and why can’t I get in on the hustle?
Well, I’m not entirely sure if Michelle Obama’s rather innocuous rap will truly cause the fall of American culture as a sea of socialist college people rise up and burn down every major college and university in the country, but I will say I hope this inspires Obama to rap more. Like, by the time she leaves office, I hope she walks out to scariest music she can think of. Say, a Ms. Lauryn Hill intergalactic remix of one of her songs from her debut album. Select works from Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back. I’m even down for one Nelly’s country music songs. Whatever will spook the hell out of these morons and their thinly veiled racism.
Just don’t let her husband rap. I like him, but y’all have seen him dance. It’s not in him.