So, this happened: Jay-Z apparently name-checked Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly in a recently-leaked track, "Off That", from The Blueprint 3.
Feeling no remorse, feeling like his hand was forced, Rush responded on his old-timey radio show today, saying something about penises. Mad flow!
LIMBAUGH: I have been mentioned in a rap song by the rapper Jay-Z. Got a new song out there, what's the name of the song? Don't know what the name of the song is, new song out mentions me and the moderate Bill O'Reilly.
JAY-Z [audio clip]: Black vs. white my nigga, we off that. Please tell Bill O'Reilly to fall back. Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls, it's 2010 not 1864. Yeah we come so far. How's that for a mix, got a black president, got green presidents.
LIMBAUGH: Is this - Snerdly, mark a new development in my career, to be singled out in a rap song by the famous rapper Jay-Z? I guess it is, I guess it's - as far as I know, I've never been mentioned in a rap song by anybody. I guess it means I made it, I'm now in a rap tune by the famous rapper Jay-Z. "Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls, tell Bill O'Reilly to fall back." I would remind the rapper Jay-Z, Mr. Z, it is President Obama that wants to mandate circumcision. We had that yesterday, and that means if anybody - if we need to save our penises from anybody, it's Obama. I did not know I was on anybody's balls either. I'm happy to know that they think I am though. But I didn't - I didn't actually know that I was.
How did Limbaugh not realize he was on people's balls? And what's this junk about Bill O'Reilly being a "moderate?" Anyway, Noel Gallagher came a lot harder than Limbaugh. That's just a fact.
[LISTEN: "Off That," by Jay-Z (feat. Drake)]
O'Reilly also responded Monday night to Jay-Z's name-checking, playing the song during his "Reality Check" segment and snapping:
"A regular Otis Redding, isn't he?"