Its lyrics may be less crowd-pleasing than “Empire State of Mind,” but Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” is having an unlikely political renaissance. Yesterday, Cory Booker responded to a Twitter follower’s request to “sort the pothole outside” with the quip, “Sir, it looks like you live in Dublin, Ireland. I’ve got 99 problems & your ditch ain’t one.”
Meanwhile, at a rally in Ohio, Hova tweaked his own hit so that the chorus featured the line, “I got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one,” and urged the audience to sing along. He also changed the lyrics to a verse on being targeted by police “’cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s real low,” replacing “hat” with “hoodie” in a reference to Trayvon Martin. The only thing the performance is missing is a guest verse by Obama. Watch it below.
[via The Wrap]