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Jay-Z Replaces “B*tch” With “Mitt” in “99 Problems” at Obama Rally

Mitt Romney may not be one of Jay-Z’s 99 problems, but Romney supporters now have beef with the rapper.

During his set at an Obama rally in Columbus, Ohio, today (November 5), Jay launched into a version of “99 Problems” after admitting to the crowd that he hadn’t gotten the new “edit” vetted before hitting the stage.

“I changed the lyrics of this song,” he announced. “It goes like this: If you havin' world problems, I feel bad for you, son/ I got 99 problems but Mitt ain't one.”

Romney’s senior communications adviser, for one, didn’t find the stunt terribly amusing, tweeting, “A new low for Obama presidency: Jay-Z replacing a misogynistic swear word with the word ‘Mitt’ as he performs at an Obama event.” (His tweet has since been printed out and filed in a binder.)

Watch the performance and weigh in: Is Jay-Z’s Romney-tized “99 Problems” funny and clever or out of line?

Source: New York Magazine

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11.6.2012 / 05:09 AM EDT by Laura Case
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