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Friday, 16 June 2017

"We both have wives who are significantly more popular than we are" Obama hails Jay Z in new video as he's inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z broke a world record by becoming the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was inducted last night and he quickly took to Twitter to thank all the rappers who had inspired him over the years. Among the over 90 rappers listed was an unlikely name - Barack Obama.

Yes, Jay Z named former US President Obama as one of the rappers who inspired him. He referred to Obama as "the greatest rapper of all time".

On his part, Barack Obama shot a video which was aired at the ceremony marking Jay Z's induction. In the video, Obama is seen congratulating Jay Z. The former US president revealed in the video that he's been a fan of Jay Z since he was a young and hungry state senator.

He said:
“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other. Nobody who met us when we were younger men would have expected us to be where we are today,” said the former US president. We both have wives who are significantly more popular than we are… Like all of you, I am a fan, and I’ve been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator.”
Other rappers who Jay Z mentioned that he was inspired by include; everyone from OGs like Rakim and Chuck D to Kendrick, Future and Chance The Rapper. Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Redman and Foxy Brown.

See the video of Obama hailing Jay Z below.


GALORE said...

I am Anti Obama


Anonymous said...

let them continue deceiving themselves

NaijaDeltaBabe said...


... Merited happiness

Chris Obaze said...

Obama back to back hits. This guy is the admiration of many.

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Alloy Chikezie said...

Congratulobia to Jay Z.
I'm a fan, have always been w fan.

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frank lucas said...

What's the difference between JFK & Obama. 1 put a man on the moon while the other put a man in the female bathroom.

Philip Chinyere said...

Hova you got a good mentor..peace rock nation...

Omolewa said...

Now he's left the white house, he associating and acknowledging his black side. Would he have sad this in the white house

Anonymous said...

Galore u're anti-sanity

Rita said...

Obama is the worst president America ever had, turned America to official Sodomy state. Gay marriages, abortion and weed smoking legalized, marriages btw human and animals or inanimate objects legalized, no more prayers in schools,etc the list is endless. Your portion in the hell is specially reserved Mr ex-president. To even think you're from Africa is a big shame

Anonymous said...

Kpomo mouthed Jay Z never got to acknowledge his Kanye West as people who inspired him, the beef is real

upniyi said...

Punks like you are the ones heading towards eternal damnation for your narrow mindedness & utter cluelessness.

Obama was not an American bishop or imam. He was elected to see to the well being & orderliness of the American people.

If some of them wants to practice same sex it is their cup of tea. You may also google up on American supreme court decisions predating Obama ordering public schools to be religious neutral.

Morality is relative that why moral standards differs. If the western world wants to go gay, it non of your business so long you are not compelled to be gay.

Anonymous said...

Well said

baby girl said...

..Ewu goat of a man

Obedu Mary said...

So you didn't see "ye" up there? Smh

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