News: Jay-Z Vows To Barack Obama: "I Gotta Respect A Man Who's The First Black President Ever"
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 8:09AM
Rap mogul Jay-Z recently discussed his admiration for President Barack Obama and why despite his dislike of "politics," he is fully behind keeping the head of state in office.
Asked for his take on government, Hovi admitted he does not place effort into analyzing the political game.
"I don't even like the word politics. It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government," Jay-Z told MTV News while he walked the record carpet at his 40/40 Club in Manhattan to celebrate the release of the "NBA 2K13" video game, a title which he executive produced. While a rapper in office may seem far-fetched, Jay's close relationship with President Barack Obama led many to wonder if the music mogul has his sights set on public office. But Jay isn't so turned on by the idea. "To be honest with you I think a lot of people are serving their own agendas, so they just argue back and forth and they think about their next term," he said. "And it's more about themselves than about the people. They're servicing the people, but we rarely get anything done because they're going back and forth with whatever they're doing, so I'm not really into politics." (MTV)
He also delved into why it is his obligatory duty to now stand behind President Obama more than ever.
Still Jay whole-heartedly supports the President and even aided in his reelection campaign by throwing a fundraiser which brought in $4 million to the Obama camp on September 18. "I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever," he said. "To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that." (MTV)
Last week, President Obama attended a fundraiser Jay and wife Beyoncé Knowles-Carter put together and revealed how much they both have in common.
"Jay-Z now knows, you know, what my life is like. We both have daughters. And our wives are more popular than we are ... So we've got a little bond there. It's hard, but it's okay. Beyoncé could not be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise. And has so much talent ... We're on the brink of an election, but more importantly, we're on the brink of moving America in a direction where we're going to be more just, more fair. The economy's going to grow in a way that includes everybody, an America that's respected around the world because we're putting forward our best values and out best ideals." (New York Times)
Reports claim the fundraiser brought in around $4 million.
Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay-Z boosted Barack Obama's re-election campaign by generating $4 million at a New York City fundraiser for the President on Tuesday). One hundred VIP guests paid $40,000 each to attend the exclusive event, held at the rapper's 40/40 Club in Manhattan. Beyonce, in a red cocktail dress, took to the stage to introduce the President. (SF Gate)