Ice-T says rap got Obama elected

If it weren’t for rap music, President Obama wouldn’t be in the White House, according to Ice-T.

“[Rap] put Barack Obama in the presidency,” the hip-hop star and actor said on the “Today” show on Wednesday. “If it wasn’t for rap, white people wouldn’t have been so open to vote for somebody like Barack Obama.”

Host Kathie Lee Gifford suggested that maybe people supported Obama because “they thought he was a good candidate and not because he was black.”