Fat Joe Calls Rapper Daddy Yankee A ‘Sellout’ For Endorsing John McCain
Fat Joe is not pleased at all with fellow Latin hip-hop/reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee. Yankee recently endorsed John McCain as his candidate for President unlike many other hip-hop artists that has chosen Barack Obama. Fat Joe feels that John McCain doesn’t support issues that affect his people, Latinos and he feels that Daddy Yankee is only making the choice either for publicity or for lack of political education.
“I opened the newspaper and got sick to my stomach,” Joe told MTV in a statement. “I felt like I wanted to vomit when I seen that. The reason why I called him a sellout is because I feel he did that for a [publicity] look, rather than the issues that are affecting his people that look up to him. How could you want John McCain in office when George Bush and the Republicans already have half a million people losing their homes in foreclosure? We’re fighting an unjust war. It’s the Latinos and black kids up in the frontlines, fighting that war. … We over here trying to take the troops out of Iraq and bring peace. This guy immediately wants war. If not with Iraq or Afghanistan, he’ll start a new one with Iran. I feel real disgusted that Daddy Yankee would do that. Either he did that for a look, or he’s just not educated on politics.”