Russell Simmons, Usher, Kanye West React To Obama Victory

rappers for obamaBy Erin T. McMillon

Los Angeles(RushPRnews)11/06/08-President Elect Barack Obama made history last night by being the first African American to be elected President of the United States. With the hip hop community behind him from the beginning, Obama made no secret of his openness to the genre and it’s lovers. The announcement was made and the stars gathered to voice their opinions on what his victory means to them.

“I felt like my vote was the vote that put him into office,” Diddy told ABC News. “It was down to one vote, and that was going to be my vote. And that may not be true, but that’s how much power it felt like I had.”

R&B singer Usher was also pleased with the outcome.

“Man, this in incredible,” Ush said to Access Hollywood. “It’s so incredible to see that this historical thing has happened, man. Before it was a thought of what happens if he doesn’t win. The public service that went into this and the encouragement that came out of it, it’s just incredible to see it happen.”

Russell Simmons was also amazed by Obama’s achievement, saying it was the young people and the hip-hop generation that made it happen.

“The vision of the hip hop generation and its young people is in full and glorious effect,” Simmons said in a statement. “While many older Americans, who marched and struggled so hard so Senator Obama could run for president of the United States never dared to believe in his candidacy’s real potential, young people, particularly the hip hop community, had fait and their imagination became our reality.”

Kanye West, opted for a more personal approach as he tapped his blog to announce his excitement.

“HI MOM, OBAMA WON!” he wrote briefly.

Barack Obama, the nation’s 44th president, will be sworn into office on January 20, 2009.

source: Yo! Raps magazine

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