I don't think Obama had to put down rap music just because Ludacris came out with this song. All he had to say is, "I appreciate his support, though I don't necessarily agree with some of the things he said in his song. Those are his opinions."
He needs young people to get out and vote, and a song from Ludacris would sadly help him out. The statement his spokesman gave, though it is about bull****, irritates me a little.