Jay-Z has been a vocal supporter of Barack Obama since the early stages of his 2008 Presidential bid. Known to perform at rallies and fundraisers, Jay spat a revised version of fan-favorite "99 Problems" at a rally in Columbus, Ohio yesterday before introducing the President. Most notably, he changed the song's hook from "If you're having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I've got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one," to "If you’re having world problems I feel bad for you son, I’ve got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one.”
Though playful, this revision upset some on the other side of the aisle, especially conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. He took offense to the fact that an artist whose "most often used word in his lyrics is hoes and bitches" performed at an official campaign event and took to his show to rant about the event this morning. A surprising call-out from Limbaugh considering he is the same commentator known for calling woman sluts, live on the air.
The most interesting part of Limbaugh’s rant was he took it upon himself to recite the song’s lyrics in an attempts to further his point. Fortunately for us, his reading of “99 Problems” sounded more like a rap and made for an entertaining listen. [Slate]
Limbaugh's recites the lyrics to "99 Problems" at the 1:47 mark of the video below:
Jay-Z's performance at the Columbus rally: