Washington, D.C. rapper Wale publicly bashed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday for pressuring the Redskins to change their name, saying the senator is only attempting to “make a bigger name” for himself by exploiting race issues.

The rapper also reminded his 3.6 million Twitter followers that Reid once told reporters that President Barack Obama was an effective politician because he’s a “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

“Same dude tht was talkin down on Obama bein a ‘light skinned’ with ‘negro dialect’ all the sudden is a crusader for what’s right in race,” Wale tweeted.

The rapper called Reid “sketchy,” adding that he likely doesn’t know “anything about [the] Washington team and I doubt he cares he just using a sensitive time to garner attention.”

Wale, whose real name is apparently Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, is reportedly a friend of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Reid is among fifty U.S. senators who recently sent an email to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to pressure the Redskins to change its name.

(H/T: Washington Times, Weasel Zippers)

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