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Rapper Jay-Z Changes Explicit Lyrics to Open Obama Event: 'I got 99 Problems But Mitt Ain't One

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Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. Credit: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (TheBlaze/AP) -- Jay-Z has a fix for his lyrics that meets parental guidance requirements - and President Barack Obama's approval.

The rapper and producer performed his hit "99 Problems" as he and Bruce Springsteen opened for an Obama rally in Columbus, Ohio. He changed a key word that rhymes with "witch" to make his own political endorsement. He sang: "I got 99 problems but Mitt ain't one." The actual lyrics are "I got 99 problems but a b**ch ain't one."

Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Credit: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP)

Springsteen performed first, as he did earlier Monday in Madison, Wis.

Jay-Z said Obama asked him if he would join him and Springsteen at a rally.

He says he replied: "Michelle is coming?" The first lady won't join her husband until later Monday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Obama assured the crowd that both performers are on his iPod.

​This story has been updated.

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