News: Young Jeezy Gets Presidential Love, Barack Obama Shouts Out The Snowman [Video]
Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 10:46PM
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy recently showed off just how deep his poltical connects run after President Barack Obama shouted him out over the weekend at his White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Based on newly released footage, President Obama jokingly name drops the "Snowman."
During his speech/comedy routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night (Apr. 28), U.S. President and self-admitted rap fan Barack Obama joked about following his impromptu Al Green rendition in January with a take on everyone's favorite Snowman, Young Jeezy. At the 14:30 mark, Obama starts to wrap up his speech by giving a "quick preview of the secret agenda you can expect" if he is re-elected in 2012. "In my first term, I sang Al Green," he says. "In my second term, I'm going with Young Jeezy." Following the nervous laughter from his onlookers (some of whom are likely unfamiliar with Jeezy's brand of thug motivation), Obama followed the joke by saying, "Michelle said, 'Yeeeeah.' I sing that to her sometimes." (Billboard)
Shortly following President Obama's remarks, Jeezy publicly shared his reaction.
"Shout out to @BarackObama," he tweeted April 28th.
"You know they love the snowman in the white house. #Turntup"
""In my 1st term I sang Al Green, In my 2nd term I will sing Young Jeezy" - @BarackObama" (Young Jeezy's Twitter)
The remarks may cool down past tensions Jeezy had toward the Prez.
"I did [feel] a little played because I made the song ['My President Is Black'] to uplift what was going on and Dennis Miller and Bill O'Reilly, I felt kind of disrespected because everybody has a right to have an opinion but I felt like they tried to play me out like I was just some type of n*gga," Jeezy explained in an interview. "I was bigger than that, I 'am' bigger than that. You couldn't get them to go anywhere and 20,000 people recite every word they say. Nobody gives a f*ck what Dennis Miller says. I actually liked his show by the way, but I don't watch it anymore. You know what I mean? And the whole thing with Obama, I've seen the Lady Gagas and everybody come to the White House and I sit back and I say, 'D*mn, I really put in a lot of work. I really took the time out of what I was doing to really be down with the movement.' I just felt like the hand wasn't extended." (The Life Files)
Recently, Atlanta's DJ Drama told SOHH he believes President Obama will be elected for a second term this November.
"Oh, nah, never that, you know what I'm saying," Drama told SOHH when asked if he would retire the alias "Barack O'Drama" if President Obama does not win. "He has my support and I'm not going to say when he doesn't win because he's gonna win and we're going to keep the legacy going." (SOHH)
Check out President Barack Obama's remarks below: