Rapper and actor Ice-T appeared on The Today Show this morning, and he explained how hip-hop helped elect the first black president of America, Barack Obama. Ice-T says that hip-hop created a climate in which change and open-mindedness were possible. “If it wasn’t for rap, white people wouldn’t have been so open to vote for somebody like Barack Obama,” Ice-T said. The Huffington Post reports:

Rapper, actor and Coco Austin-lover Ice-T has a simple explanation for why America elected its first black president: rap music.

In an appearance on the fourth hour of “The Today Show,” Ice claimed that “rap put Obama in the presidency” by creating a climate in which such a historic development was possible. “If it wasn’t for rap, white people wouldn’t have been so open to vote for somebody like Barack Obama,” he added.

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