Houston rapper and Rice University guest lecturer Bun B didn’t hold back when asked to share his thoughts on Houston senator Ted Cruz during an interview with Complex.com. Bun referred to the Canadian-born politician, who may be most known for his lengthy (21 hours and 19 minutes) critique of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, as an “asshole.”
“I think I can speak for most reasonable people when I say that Ted Cruz is an asshole,” said Bun B. “To me, as far as I’m concerned in my position. Very seldom do I really like to get deep into politics cause most people don’t like politics and their entertainment together. Just speaking as an individual that’s a registered voter, gross overuse of power on his part. Sometimes a filibuster is a good thing and sometimes it’s not. But it’s a part of the political process. And I’m sure being on this side of the issue; I feel a certain way the same way that if the party I claimed were to go in to filibuster with people on the other side would feel. It’s just a part of the process.”
Despite Bun’s critique of Cruz, he still managed to express his respect for the political system in the United States and even ended his commentary with a brief mention of the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. Ford made headlines recently after admitting to using crack cocaine while in a “drunken stupor.”
“You just have to not let these kind of situations get you disenfranchised about the voting process and the political system in America,” said the rapper. “It doesn’t always work for you, but it works. It gets us by. You could be living in a lot worst countries than America. You could be in Canada with the crack mayor.”
Bun B’s commentary on Cruz comes weeks after the Houstonian spoke exclusively with HipHopDX about his Trill O.G. album, touring overseas, and what he’s observed while working with the younger generation of artists.
“I will say the new generation is more business oriented,” said Bun. “They’re in a much better position to take advantage of corporate subsidies and merchandising. They’re more in tune with that type of thing and making the money off of the music. But they still need to know how to maintain and make sure they’re a mainstay in the industry. So I look at the new wave, and the new generation is taking advantage of social media and these different outlets that are available…I still just watch how different cats handle different situations, and it gives me a little bit of insight how the younger generation interacts with each other.”