Is Jay-Z The Republican Party's Favorite Rapper?
GOP Congressman corrects Black Democrat's Jay-Z reference
As a black man, there's two things you're not supposed to allow. Getting beat by a white guy in any sport (especially boxing, Sticky Fingaz) and getting corrected by an older white guy on anything dealing with Hip Hop.
Well, we made that last one up, but it should be true after seeing this video.
Hoping to score some "cool points" while discussing a Florida amendment that would allow certain hearsay as evidence in court, Democrat Alan B. Williams, who at least appears to be a younger black man, loosely quoted a Jay-Z lyric.
"I think Jay-Z said it best and I’m going to quote for you," he starts off. “'I know my rights and you’re going to need a warrant for that.” And he even went further, "'Aren’t you sharp as a tack, are you a lawyer or something?' Members, when you look at it, support this. If you support Jay-Z, support this amendment. Thank you."
Williams was trying to quote "99 Problems" but come to find out, a he'd gotten it wrong. And the older, white Speaker of the House Dean Cannon didn't pass at the chance to correct him.
"I must respectfully disagree with a correction, Rep. Williams," he responded. "In the song, it was the officer who said, 'Aren’t you sharp as a tack?' or something. 'You should try for lawyer or something,' so I got you on that. It’s an unspoken rule, if you’re going to invoke Jay-Z, you must get the lyrics correct. I’m not sure Jay-Z would support this amendment."
He does have a point brother Williams.
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