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VIDEO: Ice-T Says Rap Music Got Obama Elected President

Date June 13, 2012

Ice-T

According to Ice-T, we have rap music to credit for the election of President Barack Obama.

During an appearance on Wednesday's episode of Today,the rapper-actor shared some interesting political theories with hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.

"[Rap] put Barack Obama in the presidency. If it wasn't for rap, white people wouldn't have been so open to vote for somebody like Barack Obama."

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Gifford countered by saying she had hoped the public had supported Obama because he was a "good candidate, and not because [he is] black."

While acknowledging Gifford's point, the Law & Order: SVUstar wasn't swayed from his stance. "That had to happen after their eyes were opened up, and hip-hop was what brought us together. Hip-hop's what took down a lot of those boundaries. Music did that."

What do you think about Ice-T's theory?

Watch the full video below.

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