The Game Blames Jay-Z For Obama’s Debate Debacle, Defends Stacey Dash
The Game admitted that President Obama‘s debate performance from October 3 was lackluster, but he is still standing by the president.
“I’ve seen the debate: words were fumbled, certain topics weren’t covered correctly,” he told CBS Local. “But he’s Obama. He probably was listening to Jay-Z before he got up there and was a little bit in the zone and couldn’t get it together. But I love Obama he got my vote still.”
To be sure, Obama has bragged in the past that he has Jay-Z in his iPad and the the two have enjoyed a cozy relationship during this election cycle. The rap mogul and his pop star wife, Beyonce, hosted a $40,000 per plate fundraiser in September for the president.
While The Game joked that Jay threw Obama off his debate game, he acknowledged that there was little Obama could have done wrong to lose his vote.
“Let me tell you something, Obama could have comeoout and said his A-B-Cs in the debate and he would have gotten my vote,” he told CBS Local. “I like Obama, he’s cool he got swag and that’s my president. Mitt Romney is a Republican. I’m not down with anything they stand for. Not to diss anybody else’s beliefs and what their vote is but I like Obama. He can’t do me no wrong.”
While The Game has joined the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and other prominent rappers who have been very vocal about their support for President Obama, he also said there is room for Mitt Romney supporters like former Bad Boy rapper Shyne and actress Stacey Dash, who recently came out in support of Governor Romney.
After Dash Tweeted an endorsement of Romney, calling him “the only choice for your future,” she said she received death threats. Game, who co-starred in the film House Arrest with Dash, stands by her Republican right.
“I don’t understand what everybody’s gripe is with that,” he said. “We live in the world [where] we try as people to become more non-racial. Every black person in the world doesn’t support Obama. …Why are we slamming her? Maybe she has different views and opinions, she should be entitled.”
Aside from watching the presidential race, The Game is putting the finishing touches on his new album, Jesus Piece, due is due out in December. —Erik Parker, CBS Local