News: Jay-Z Gets Presidential In Washington, DC, "I Just Came From The White House"

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 5:50PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rap mogul Jay-Z had a brief meeting with United States President Barack Obama during his recent visit to the White House.

Speaking to a crowd at a recent Blueprint III tour stop, Hov broke the news.

Jay-Z took advantage of his time in the Beltway on Wednesday to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "I just came from the White House," he told the audience at the Verizon Center on the Washington, D.C., stop of his Blueprint 3 tour. According to The Washington Post, Hov made the remark during the last minutes of his concert. Officials confirmed to the Post on Thursday (March 4) that President Barack Obama had indeed met with the Brooklyn MC and the pair chatted briefly. In an interview overseas last month, Jay-Z revealed that when he once called President Obama, he heard BP3 playing in the background. (MTV)

According to Hov, the president works out to his music.

Rapper Jay-Z said President Barack Obama was among his biggest fans and that he frequently played the artist's explicit tunes while exercising, it was reported Friday. The 10-time Grammy award winner said in an interview with U.K. broadcaster the BBC that the President enjoyed working up a sweat to the sounds of Jay-Z's latest album, Blueprint 3. "Barack loves hip hop. When I called him he was playing Blueprint in the gym," the star said. (My Fox)

Jay wants the president to run for another term in 2012.

He said to Jonathan Ross's Friday night TV show: 'I've been invited to the White House a couple of times. Hopefully we'll keep him in for eight years so I'll have time to get there.' The rapper recently picked up the BRIT Award for Best International Male at the UK awards ceremony. (Monsters & Critics)

Last year, the rapper went to Washington, DC to celebrate the president's induction.

Jay-Z will take to the stage at the city's 1,847-capacity Warner Theater, where he will perform with a full band. And the star has vowed to play the set, entitled In Concert on the Eve of Change, for his fans. (Binghamton's News Channel 34)

Check out Master P speaking with SOHH about Barack Obama below:

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