Hewdge has been following the outpouring of irritation at Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi’s latest gaffe, where he once again refers to US President Obama’s ‘tan’.
Read the full and unbelievable story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/28/obama-tan-berlusconi
Among the most offended of Obama’s fans is gangsta rapper, Snoop Dogg, who you may remember, visited Beirut only a few weeks ago. In the following letter, Snoop expresses his feelings towards Mr Berlusconi, in his usual clear and eloquent style.
Fo’ Shizzle dude, yo is lunchin’, cuz yo is mo than fitty, yo dig? Yo ain’t straight man, yo wack, yo know what I’m sayin’?
Yo axe ma nizzle one mo’ time if he be tanned, I’m a busta cap in yo ass. Ma nizzle is a payce dawg, yo know what I’m sayin’? Yo ain’t gonna diss him, wanksta, yo dig? Whas goin’ down wid yo and that I-talyan fugly ho, yo know what I’m sayin’?
Which, roughly translated means:
Well, Mister Berlusconi, there’s no doubt you are going a little bit crazy, maybe because of your age. After all, you are over 50. Do you get it? You’re really not being fair. If you ask my President one more time if he’s ‘tanned’ I will shoot you in the behind.
President Obama is a man of peace and you cannot disrespect him like some kind of idiot. Do you understand what I am saying? Do you get it? By the way, what is the latest news story concerning you and that ****ing ugly Italian ‘Lady of the Night’? Do you know what I’m saying?