News: DJ Khaled Reacts To President Obama's "All I Do Is Win" Entrance Music
Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:25AM
Miami's DJ Khaled has come forward to address President Barack Obama deciding to rock with his "All I Do Is Win" anthem during last weekend's publicized White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
Beyond honored by President Obama's decision to make his record the entrance music, Khaled said the song's overall message is a perfect fit for the head of state.
"Obama, I see you, and I appreciate you," Khaled said into the camera when MTV News caught up with him Tuesday night at the Gig It launch party in New York. "'All I Do Is Win' is one of the biggest anthems of all time, I think, and it's a timeless record," he said of the monster hit that features T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop and Rick Ross. "It represents winners, and Obama's a winner, I'm a winner, you're a winner. And it represents the people, and it's love and excitement, so shout-out to Obama." (MTV)
At the annual gathering, the president also joked about being attached to rap mogul Jay-Z's Cuba controversy from earlier this month.
Later on, Obama had the chance to take a slick jab at Jay-Z, who caused a media frenzy with his visit to Cuba and subsequent "Open Letter." Talking about issues that he has to deal with that are out of his control, Obama said, "It's unbelievable... I have 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one of them." Interestingly enough, the President does not appear to be as concerned about Beyonce, who also went on the trip with her husband and created her own controversy at the recent inauguration by apparently lip-synching the National Anthem. (Complex)
At last year's gathering, the head of state showed some love to Atlanta's Young Jeezy.
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)
Earlier this month, President Obama was asked about Jay-Z's recent trip to Cuba.
President Obama says the White House was not involved with the recent trip to Cuba by married singers Jay-Z and Beyonce. "I wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip," Obama told NBC's Today show during a wide-ranging interview. "My understanding is I think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba." A new Jay-Z song indicates that Obama approved of the trip, but Obama said the Treasury Department handles these kinds of things. "You know, this is not something the White House was involved with," Obama said. "We've got better things to do." The Today show taped the Obama interview Monday, just before the Boston Marathon attack. (USA Today)
Check out the White House Correspondents' dinner footage: