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.”
Basically he tryna use racism to make a bigger name for his self . I'm. Not into politics like that but it's a right an wrong thing— Wale Folarin (@Wale) May 23, 2014
Same dude tht was talkin down on Obama bein a "light skinned" with "me negro dialect " all the sudden is a crusader for what's right in race— Wale Folarin (@Wale) May 23, 2014
Senator Reid don't know anything about Washington team and I doubt he cares he just using a sensitive time to garner attention . Easy call— Wale Folarin (@Wale) May 23, 2014
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.
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