Earlier today, Palm Beach's own 61-year-old thrice-divorced Republican blowhard, commentator, noted pill-popper, racist jokester, and semi-deaf person Rush Limbaugh decided he loved Jay-Z's performance of "99 Problems" at Monday's rally in Ohio for Barack Obama so much, he'd perform a rendition of the tune on his own show.
"Jay-Z, a noted rap figure in American pop culture, a noted Obama bundler and fundraiser and suppoert, performed live WITH Obama who IS the President of the United States at a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio yesterday. Now remember it is Obama and the Democrats who claim that it is the Republicans who are conducting a war on women. So here's Mr. Z—who I think the most often used lyrics is 'hoes' and 'bitches'—is performing for the President of the United States and his supporters at a half-filled arena in Columbus, Ohio."
"Now we don't know what's in Mr. Z's heart. But Mr. Z performed his song '99 Problems,' and he changed the lyrics. He changed the word 'bitch' to the word 'Mitt.' Now this took place in Columbus, Ohio at a rally for the President of the United States who is conducting a campaign accusing the Republicans of conducting a war on women."
[Plays '99 Problems' Snippet.]
"Uh, I need to repeat the lyric line there. 'If you're having girl problems, I feel bad for you son. I got 99 Problems, but Mitt ain't one.' The word 'bitch' is normally in the lyric line there, but it's 'Mitt.' 'I got the rap patrol on the gat patrol, foes that want to make sure my casket's closed. Rap critics that say he's 'Money Cash Hoes.' I'm from the hood, stupid. What type of facts are those?' That's at a CAMPAIGN RALLY for the President of the United States."
Now, let's not forget that Rush and "Mr. Z" (or 'Carter,' if he took a moment to get to know what's in Jay-Z's "heart" for a moment) have previous beef: In "Off That" on Blueprint 3, Jay-Z noted:
This ain't black vs. white, my ni**a we off that / Please tell Bill O'Reilly to fall back / Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls/ It's 2010, not 1864.
Mr. Limbaugh—a noted slut-shamer who is reportedly being paid $400 million from a 2008 contract that lasts until 2016—failed to note that. So it is.