Bill Clinton Praises Lil Wayne, George Bush Slams Kanye West
Barak Obama isn’t the only President with Lil Wayne in his iPod. It seems like former head of state, Bill Clinton, may bump a lil Weezy every now and then as well.
When asked if he was excited for the New Orleans rap star’s release from jail tomorrow (November 4) during an interview with Pittsburgh’s 96.1 Kiss Morning Freak Show, Clinton surprised listeners with his answer.
“I’ll tell you what I think about that,” he said. “I know this is kind of a funny question for you two to ask me. My daughter introduced me to rap and hip-hop music after I said some things that she thought were not very smart. She said dad you need to listen, these people are smart. This guy’s smart and he’s got ability, and he’s got a new chance. And what I hope is that this is not just something to brand him as a cool guy but that it’ll never happen again to him. I think a lot of these people, they don’t get successful, just like any other area of life, by being really dumb, they’re really smart, but a lot of them had tough lives and they think it’s really cool to get in trouble every now and then or they don’t know how to stay out. What I hope will happen is that he has a good life now." [Listen below]
Meanwhile Entertainment Weekly got their hands on snippet of George W. Bush’s upcoming interview with Matt Lauer. It seems as if the republican doesn’t have the same feelings towards Kanye West. When asked his thoughts on Kanye’s infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” comment [watch below], the former prez said, “It was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency. He called me a racist. I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.”
The full interview is set to air at 8 p.m. EST on November 8 on NBC.