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50 Cent, no longer down with politics, drops Clinton for Obama

March 31, 2008 |  5:25 pm

50 Cent -- he's a rapper, for you political junkies who never turn on anything but talk radio -- tells MTV that he's getting bored with the whole presidential campaign. Last fall he was backing Hillary Clinton but after the race speech he says he's now backing Barack Obama.

But 50 Cent said the whole thing had gone on too long and now he might not even vote.

"To be honest, I haven't been following that anymore. I lost my interest," the rapper told MTV (the clip is below). "I listened to some of the debate and things that they were saying, and I just got lost in everything that was going on. ... Don't look for my vote, for me to determine nothing on that. Just say, '50 Cent, he don't know, so don't ask Fiddy.'"

There's your political bumper sticker of the day: "Don't ask Fiddy." For some reason that reminds us of Alice Cooper's 1988 slogan when the shock-rocker "ran" for governor of Arizona: "A troubled man for troubled times" -- which has been resurrected here for the current presidential cycle.

And when we figure out which poll "Fiddy's" endorsement switch might influence, we'll let you know.

-- Scott Martelle