Hollande: ‘Vote for me, N***** in Paris!’

He might be as white as it gets, but François Hollande is the nearest thing to a black candidate France is going to get. That’s according to his latest campaign video, cut to the tune of “Niggas in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West. It’s priceless.



How do you get young non-white people to vote for you when you’re a middle-aged balding white man? François Hollande has the answer.


Take a popular song by two famous US rap stars. Film yourself surrounded by black and Arab voters who say “big-up”. Change your name to initials only. Get some Final Cut whiz kid to paste it all together with a load of fast-forward and zoom. Set up a YouTube account with the word “crew” in it. 


And upload.





Ok, so Hollande did visit the impoverished Paris suburbs in the clip (I guess that does merit a big-up). He’s also already way more popular among France’s young, non-white, working class than Nicolas Sarkozy, who pretty much guaranteed himself their eternal disrespect when he threatened to “hose down the suburbs” in 2005. But did the Hollande team listen to the lyrics before they chose the song “Niggas in Paris?” Or were they just hoping nobody would actually understand them?


Here’s an extract:


Got a broken clock, Rolleys [Rolexs] that don't tick tock
Audemars that's losing time, hidden behind all these big rocks
If you escaped what I've escaped, you'd be in Paris getting fucked up too
Let’s get faded, Le Meurice [5 star hotel] for like 6 days
Excuse my French but I’m in France, I’m just sayin'
Got my niggas in Paris and they going gorillas, huh


Not only is Hollande now a wigger, but he’s going against his every word with talk of expensive watches and luxury hotels?! This is clearly Sarkozy territory – bling bling and proud.


Nonetheless, it seems to be working. After appearing on YouTube yesterday, the video has already been watched over 28,000 times. The buzz on Twitter has so far been positive. But not everybody has been fooled. Some web users are complaining of “ethnic marketing”.


As one Libération reader pointed out: “The suburbs isn’t only hooded youths who lap up American sub-culture and watch too much TV. There are also engineers, researchers, police officers and teachers here.”


Say what?! Somebody better tell Hollande.


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What an insult towards North Africans, Arabs and Muslims as if to say they are clueless about election and will be voting with their emotions and not their head. Let me say to this idiot that the real idiots are those that put France in an economical mess with more than 2 millions unemployed people as a result of it. It is time to get real and channel your energy on what really matters and benefit this electoral dialogue constructively by exposing those investment bankers that gambled the earning of millions of French citizens on obscure insurance products that only few understand in the banking sector. This is what should be at the heart of this election to make sure that the investment banking sector is at the service of the economy and not in the service of few billionaires :)
wow - we are a high school history class in Vancouver, Canada that is predominantly made of asian and white students. we found this to be perplexing and are undecided as a group. good strategy? probably as we'd never see that here or in the USA. alas, there is a co-opting of youth culture and potentially misappropriated support through clever editing and slick video making. but if it works, well...that's politics.
The author is an idiot - "engineers, researchers, police officers and teachers " - don't pay attention to the rap youtube videos. What a self loving moron.
how sad, really. is this the world we want to live in - filth, crime, abject poverty, all to the tune of "nigga this" and "nigga that"? to all you little wiggers out there; how could you possibly be so damn stupid as to wish you were a useless piece of human garbage with no future?
I don't understand why people dislike this post. It seems entirely factual. What's up with the complaints?
'sure that it sounds ridiculous. Kanye feat. François Hollande. Nigga please! But let's keep in mind that the basic french listener dont get a single word from the lyrics. ... this is just a swag issue. Next round on Rack City!
face the dawn side guys, it works !
tres jolie musique... mais...pourquoi franglais sur le tongue?
A little color in the French election....
Geore Carlin once said that stupid people vote for stupid presidents and then complain after they are elected because they didn't deliver on their phony promises. Why can't people see through Holland's rhetoric? He is clearly clutching at straws with this video clip. This French election is really looking like an American campaign which is quite ironic considering the two countries have such strong contrasting opinions of each other. What has happened to this country?
Bullocks! Francois H. won't be reaching anyone in the french favelas with this video. Only the naives and simple-minded would think so. This is profoundly "ridicule"...Let's be serious a second. Au revoir!
"one Libération reader pointed out: “The suburbs isn’t only hooded youths who lap up American sub-culture and watch too much TV. There are also engineers, researchers, police officers and teachers here.”" Yeah, all getting mugged by hooded youths who lap up American sub cultures. Hollande thinks he is ghetto now because he came to the banlieue with a camera crew and few cars full of security guys. This is political theatre and nothing more.
Wow, the video is slick! Yes, I think the Hollande campaign were counting on the fact that most people would not be able to interpret the lyrics. (I'm a native english speaker, and I couldn't. Thanks to the blog for the translation and interpretation). Like most other's that commented, I don't find it distasteful at all.
Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries. The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them. Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites. What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries? How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem? And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this? But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.
The use of the video is simply reaching out to the youth in these burbs, he is not sidelining the white collar workers. I enjoy the video, done well.
I don't find this distasteful at all. I think it's an interesting insight for international readers like myself who can't be in France to see all the local opinions. This is well written and I appreciated it.
i love it
Oh come on, folks! Hollande is going where it's at. Here in good ole' USA men, like Rousseau and Voltaire, who gave the Founding Fathers the seeds to plant a free country, are considered dead white males. The seed planters of today are "Al Kapone", "Above the Law", "Dr. Dre", "Gansta N-I-P" and others too much to men-shi-on. So you brathas in France town, just be cool like that and just take a chill pill. B like Snoop Dogg, "Sippin on Gin and Juice/ Laid back/ With ma mind on ma money/ and ma money on ma mind/.
I am requesting the site administrators do their job and delete this blog entry. It is distasteful. It's also a disservice not only to the people of France, but to international readers like myself.
always fricken negative = your blogs

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