Big Boi isn’t a fan of Barack Obama
During a recent interview with a New York-based radio station, Big Boi — one-half of the hip-hop group, Outkast — discussed an incident that took place in an airport just after the election.
Apparently, a “white lady” approached Big Boi, whose real name is Antwon Patton, and congratulated him on his “big win,” referring to President Barack Obama’s re-election. The only problem is that Big Boi didn’t vote for Obama, but rather Gary Johnson:
Honestly, who cares that he voted for Johnson? It’s just absurd that people assume, just because of the color of his skin, that he voted for Barack Obama.
In fact, Big Boi recently ripped Obama in an interview with Pitchfork Media. The Daily Caller notes that Big Boi took issue with the policies that have been implemented by the federal government that infringes on the liberties of Americans:
In a recent interview with Pitchfork Media, the rapper opened up about his dismay that Mary J. Blige chose to use her guest appearance￼ on his 2008 single “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” to praise Obama.
“I didn’t tell her to do that,” Big Boi contended. “On my damn record. I had a problem with it. I’m not pro-government at all, I’m pro-people.”
“Our freedoms are getting taken away every day with things that people aren’t aware of, like the [National Defense Authorization Act],” Big Boi added. ”I don’t care who the president is — it ain’t just all about who’s black or who’s white or who’s Republican or Democrat, it’s about who is for the betterment of people, period.”
Pitchfork concluded the political portion of its exclusive interview by asking if the rapper had “any feelings about Obama’s first term, now that he’s been re-elected.”
Big Boi did not hold back.
“Nope. What did he do? They say he’s trying to clean up a mess, right? Well, he needs a big-ass broom, and he gotta keep on sweeping. I ain’t on nobody’s team, you feel me? I’m about the American people.”
You may not like his music, but at least he thinks for himself, unlike most celebrities.