Fears were today growing for the sanity of American President George W. Bush. Senior aides have become increasingly worried in recent weeks as Dubya has taken to locking himself in his room, playing rap music and shouting at his advisors. Last Tuesday he was reported to have phoned into a radio show and demanded the DJ play Tupac's "I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto".
A source close to the President told us that he got into a heated argument with Vice President Dick Cheney earlier in the week and was heard yelling that he didn't want "no cracker-ass jive turkey telling me what to do".
Aides were also horrified when, instead of the usual family portrait, Bush this year tried to force them to print a Christmas Card showing him standing next to his newly-pimped ride, which he has had embellished with rear spoiler, flames, and a disco ball.
One senior official, who does not wish to be named, told us "Everyone's getting really worried. He was introduced to P Diddy at a party a few months ago and since then his obsession has been growing. He genuinely believes he is black, nobody knows what to do. He refers to his wife, Laura, as his bitch and has been embarrassing female staff by asking them to "shake their booty" whenever they enter his office".
While official spokespeople for Bush wouldn't comment, it's widely believed he is suffering a midlife crisis, and it is hoped that after he finishes his last term as President his family will be able to recowboyify him.