President Barack Obama has received a critical endorsement in his 2012 re-election campaign: Snoop.
Speaking at a panel at the Toronto International Film Festival late last week, Snoop Lion, the rapper and actor formerly known as Snoop Dogg, laid out what GQ described as an "oddly compelling"—albeit expletive-filled—argument for keeping Obama in the White House.
"We need to give Obama four more years," Snoop said at the conference. "Bush fucked up for eight years, so you gotta at least give him eight years. He cleaned half the shit up in four years."
More insight from the Doggfather:
It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. You gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up. Everything was wrong with the house. So he had to come in and get y'all thing together. And then he went and knocked down our most hated, our most wanted. The one who had our terror warning on red or orange or whatever color it was. He went and found him. The one Bush couldn't seem to find, the one who seemed to fly away on the day of 9/11—he went and found him. Remember that? Don't forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move around and have a good time. It's because he made that happen. So please don't forget that, you understand me? So give him four [more] years to get this thing together and finish this deal out. You heard what [Bill] Clinton said? You loved Clinton, didn't ya?
News of the endorsement was joked about on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday, when the late-night host said that in addition to his endorsement of Obama, Snoop "also endorsed a sleeve of Samoa Girl Scout cookies."
Obama is not the only candidate in the 2012 presidential race to receive a hip-hop endorsement.
Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj contributed a surprising verse to a new Lil Wayne mixtape. On it, she sings, "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches are fucking up the economy."
On Monday, though, Minaj tweeted that she was being sarcastic.