Jay-Z substituted “Mitt” for “bitch” during a performance of “99 Problems” at a rally for President Barack Obama in Ohio.
The rapper changed the original lyric, “If you have girl problems, I feel bad for you son, I’ve got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one” to “If you’ve got world problems I feel bad for you son, I’ve got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one.”
Jay-Z prefaced the song by saying that his lyric change had not been vetted by the campaign, via Newsbusters:
“And I changed this one up. I have to do it. I’m sorry. I didn’t get clearance from the Secret Service. So if they come tackle me here, y’all save me. I changed the lyric of this song, it goes like this: ‘If you’re having world problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one.’ I didn’t get that vetted, so let’s do this real fast before they come up here and snatch me off this stage.”
Jay-Z’s performance follows Katy Perry’s cleavage-filled performance for Obama Saturday in Wisconsin.