Ice-T says that Barack Obama was only elected into presidency because he had help from the hip-hop culture.
The Law & Order actor made an appearance on the Today Show earlier this week to promote his new documentary, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, where he discussed the influence of hip-hop on wider society.
"[Rap] put Barack Obama in the presidency," Ice said.
"If it wasn’t for rap, white people wouldn’t have been so open to vote for somebody like Barack Obama."
During his 2008 election campaign, Obama was supported by the likes of Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey and Denzel Washington, and has enlisted the same type of support for his campaign this year.
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Fabolous at the New York Premiere of 'Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap' New York City (12.06.12) (Photo Credit : WENN.com)