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Jay-Z Switches 'Mitt' for 'Bitch' in '99 Problems' at Obama Rally (Video)

The superstar rapper made the substitution during a rally in Columbus, where he swore the Obama campaign hadn't cleared the lyrical switch.

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Even in the waning moments of a heated, tightly fought presidential election, Jay-Z can make headlines with a rhyme.

While performing alongside Bruce Springsteen at a rally with President Obama in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, the rapper made a little alteration in one of his most iconic tracks, substituting Mitt Romney's first name where he would usually say the word "bitch" in the song "99 Problems." He also changed the word "girl" for "world," and so he verse became, "If you're having world problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but Mitt ain't one."

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Jay was quick to caution that he hadn't gotten clearance from the Obama campaign to make the switch, and joked that he'd be taken down by Secret Service at any moment. But there was no black suit intervention, and the pride of Brooklyn launched into the rest of the song -- censoring himself where the various curse words would usually appear.