April 15, 2007


Dems facing a rap: Hil & Obama got help from foul musicians (HELEN KENNEDY, 4/15/07, NY DAILY NEWS)

Leading Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may have a "ho" problem of their own.

When Clinton visits Rutgers University tomorrow to show solidarity with the athletes slimed by fired shock jock Don Imus, she is likely to face questions about her soiree two weeks ago at the lavish Miami home of hip-hop mogul Timbaland.

Born Timothy Mosley, Timbaland is a composer and producer who made his millions with a revolutionary new sound - and by peppering his lyrics with terms like "bitch," "ho" and "n----." His latest, "Give it to Me" is Billboard's No. 1 this week.

The fund-raiser brought in about $800,000 for Clinton's campaign on the crucial last day of the first fund-raising period.

Obama made headlines in November when he invited controversial rapper Ludacris (real name Chris Bridges) to his Chicago office to discuss the singer's new AIDS awareness campaign.

The rapper's lyrics are so offensive that he's been dressed down by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, and Pepsi dropped him from an ad campaign after Fox News host Bill O'Reilly lambasted him.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 15, 2007 1:51 PM
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