Doesn't look like Daddy Yankee's decision to support Republican presidential candidate John McCain is going over too well with some people—in particular, fellow boricua rapper Fat Joe. He told MTV News, "I opened the newspaper and got sick to my stomach. I felt like I wanted to vomit when I seen that."
Joe even went so far as to call Yankee the S word. He explains, "the reason why I called him a sellout is because I feel he did that for a [publicity] look, rather than the issues that are affecting his people that look up to him. How could you want John McCain in office when George Bush and the Republicans already have half a million people losing their homes in foreclosure?"
For those not feeling the negative effects of the Republican administration at home, Joe points out there are plenty who are overseas. "We're fighting an unjust war. It's the Latinos and black kids up in the frontlines, fighting that war. We over here trying to take the troops out of Iraq and bring peace. This guy immediately wants war. If not with Iraq or Afghanistan, he’ll start a new one with Iran."
Just in case we didn't get the point, Fat Joe drives it home: "I feel real disgusted that Daddy Yankee would do that. Either he did that for a look, or he's just not educated on politics."
Okay, well, we admit we've been a little skeptical of Daddy Yankee's decision to support McCain, but isn't the point of an election that people have the right to choose who they vote for? We may not agree with him, but we support Yankee's right to decide for himself. Just hope he made his decision for the right reasons...