Just like Snoop Dogg...er, Lion, who supported Ron Paul, another major hip hop artist has embraced libertarianism!
In a recent interview on HuffPost Live, Georgia native and former member of the hip-hop duo OutKast, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton said he voted for the Libertarian Presidential candidate, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, breaking the many in the industry who supported President Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate.
Big Boi, who apparently marches to his own drummer, said he had nothing against Mr. Obama saying, “he’s a nice guy, but you know, the things that they’re standing on right now just didn’t agree with me”.
“I’m a Libertarian. I’m liberty, justice for all, liberty for all. I’m really pro-people, pro-freedom, and, you know, this is all about positivity”, Patton said.
During the interview, Big Boi recounted an encounter with a white lady the day after the election.
“Well, I was, you know, leaving to go out of town, and it was a lady — a Caucasian lady — and she was like, ‘Oh yeah, congratulations on y’all win last night,’ you know, with like an attitude,” Big Boi recalled. “And, you know, just to let her know I was on my P’s and Q’s, I was like, ‘I don’t know what you talkin’ bout, I voted for Gary Johnson.’ And she looked shocked to even know that I knew there were other candidates on the ballot, you know what I’m saying? So, you can’t judge a book by its cover.”
Gary Johnson garnered about 1.27 million votes on November 6, 2012.
Last January, Libertarian leaning Republican Presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul received a quasi-endorsement from rapper Snoop Dogg.
Snoop posted a photo of Paul on his Facebook page Sunday with the headline “Smoke Weed Everyday.” The caption of the photo reads a simple “Because I said so.”
His action was certainly due to Paul’s consistent stance on the decriminalization of marijuana he held throughout his career.