Jay-Z switches up '99 Problems' for Obama
Rapper joined Bruce Springsteen at Ohio rally
Jay-Z's "99 Problems" has gotten an Election Day remix.
The rapper joined Bruce Springsteen at President Obama's election rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, and at first had a bunch of songs planned, as he told the crowd of about 15,000.
"Then they told me no colorful language, so I brought two songs," he said. "I changed this one up, I have to do it, I'm sorry. I didn't get clearance from the Secret Service, so if they come tackle me on here, y'all can save me."
And with that, Jay, who had us all rhyming about how we had "99 problems but a b**** ain't one" when his "Black Album" arrived in 2003, offered a line of the new version: "If you having world problems I feel bad for you, son. I got 99 problems, but Mitt ain't one."
Jay and his wife, Beyonce, have both been avid supporters of Obama, and as the 42-year-old hip-hop mogul was performing in Ohio, Beyonce was busy writing a public note of support for the president.
On her website, Bey told Obama that he inspires "all of us to give more of ourselves," and called him "the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be."
The president, she added in closing, is "the reason my daughter and nephew will grow up knowing that they can truly be anything they want to be."
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