You’ve heard from Teddy Kennedy. And of course James Carville has weighed in. Come to think of it, I’m not sure there’s a single politician, celebrity, or pundit who hasn’t voiced their opinion on Hillary vs. Barack … except, that is, Northern Westchester resident DMX … until now.
The best part, though, is that when DMX was interviewed by XXL Magazine and the topic of the presidential race came up, the rapper was inexplicably, outstandingly oblivious.
Q: Are you following the presidential race?
A: Not at all.
Q: Youâ€™re not? You know thereâ€™s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then thereâ€™s Hillary Clinton.
A: His name is Barack?!
Q: Barack Obama, yeah.
A: What the f— is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
More from this watershed interview, including the line referenced in this post’s title and plenty of dashed-out expletives, after the break.
Q: Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
A: Barack Obama?
A: What the f—?! That ainâ€™t no f—inâ€™ name, yo. That ainâ€™t that n—-â€™s name. You canâ€™t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the f— outta here.
Q: Youâ€™re telling me you havenâ€™t heard about him before.
A: I ainâ€™t really paying much attention.
Q: I mean, itâ€™s pretty big if a Blackâ€¦
A: Wow, Barack! The n—-â€™s name is Barack. Barack? N—- named Barack Obama. What the f—, man?! Is he serious? That ainâ€™t his f—inâ€™ name. Ima tell this n—- when I see him, â€œStop that bulls—. Stop that bulls—â€ [laughs] â€œThat ainâ€™t your f—inâ€™ name.â€ Your momma ainâ€™t name you no damn Barack.
Q: So youâ€™re not following the race. You canâ€™t vote right?
Q: Is that why youâ€™re not following it?
A: No, because itâ€™s just – it doesnâ€™t matter. Theyâ€™re gonna do what theyâ€™re gonna do. It doesnâ€™t really make a difference. These are the last years.
Q: But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
A: I mean, I guessâ€¦. What, they gonâ€™ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They shouldâ€™ve done that s— a long time ago, we wouldnâ€™t be in the f—inâ€™ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done f—ed this s— up then give it to the Black people, â€œHere you take it. Take my mess.â€
(AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)