Rep. Doug Lamborn has apologized for using the term “tar baby” while discussing President Obama’s budget policies, but 50 Cent doesn’t seem to think that’s enough.
The rapper tweeted on Wednesday, “Republican congressman Doug Lamborn should be re leaved of his duties after calling president Obama a tar baby.”
He likened the term to the N-word and said that “it is only used in bigoted manners.”
“I can't find a more disrespectful or ignorant way to describe the race or depiction of our president,” he wrote.
Lamborn didn’t exactly call Obama a “tar baby,” but he said that being associated with Obama’s ideas during the debt crisis would be “like touching a tar baby.”
A statement from Lamborn’s office on Monday said that he “regrets that he chose the phrase 'tar baby,' rather than the word 'quagmire.'"