Two Republican representatives in Florida recently got into a debate over the correct quoting of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems.” The dispute took place during an argument over an amendment to the Florida State Code that would allow certain type of hearsay as evidence in criminal cases.
Representative Allan B. Williams quoted the line from the famous song saying, “I know my rights, so you will need a warrant for that. Aren’t you as sharp as a tack? Are you a lawyer or something?” In response, speaker Dean Cannon corrected him, saying that the second line is said by the officer, not Jay-Z. He also advised Williams that if he is going to quote Jay-Z, to make sure that the lyrics are correct.