"I heard Obama speak," the rapper told the MTV News crew assembled at his Connecticut mansion to hear the new G-Unit LP and talk about his upcoming video game. "He hit me with that he-just-got-done-watching-'Malcolm X,' and I swear to God, I'm like, 'Yo, Obama!' " He threw his fist in the air. "I'm Obama to the end now, baby!"
However, he said he's now not certain which side he's on. "To be honest, I haven't been following that anymore. I lost my interest," he said. "I listened to some of the debate and things that they were saying, and I just got lost in everything that was going on. ... Don't look for my vote, for me to determine nothing on that. Just say, '50 Cent, he don't know, so don't ask Fiddy.'
50 said something that is very good general advice for journalists. Don't ask musicians what they think of politics. They have no idea what they're talking about, no matter if they come out supporting Democrats, Republicans or Greens. 50 Cent has a good business sense, and along with Radiohead has been a pioneer of taking control over one's own distribution in the digital age (the last mixtapes he put out on his site are in my opinion his strongest work since his debut Get Rich or Die Tryin')and I would like to know what he thinks of the future of the entertainment industry, but his thoughts on the presidential campaign are mostly irrelevant unless he has something truly thoughtful to say.
UPDATE: Here's the video: