Jay-Z to campaign for Obama 2012?
October 26th, 2010
10:05 AM ET

Jay-Z to campaign for Obama 2012?

It looks like President  Obama may be enlisting the help of none other than Jay-Z to campaign for him during the 2012 election, according to the New York Post.

"I can't believe you've finally heard the chatter about him replacing [National Economic Council director] Larry Summers," Deputy White House Press Secretary William Burton joked with the Post.

Burton added, "In all seriousness, keep in mind he was pretty active during the 2008 election, so I don't think it'd surprise anyone that he would be involved again. But it's a little premature."

During the 2008 election, the hip hop star held free shows to encourage people to register to vote. He also performed in front of images of Obama on his “Heart of the City” tour with Mary J. Blige, and hosted a concert on the eve of Obama’s inauguration.

Meanwhile, Obama has been seen seemingly supporting Jay-Z right back, such as when he “brushed his shoulders off” while campaigning in 2008, and telling the rapper in the closing days of the presidential race, "We need to end this game Jordan-style."

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  1. mellow

    Like there is separation between church and state, there NEEDS to be separation between celebrities and politics!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. black73

    I hope more entertainers use their influence for something bigger then themselves. Change can continue to happen one vote at a time. People speak, like the people in Washington are the brightest. Jay Z can have just has much of an opinoin as Sarah Palin or all the the nutty tea party candidates. You want to disrespect it ,but you truly fear it. What do you prefer he do stay in his place as a rapper dont empower anyone, dont tell them you can change this, who are you?

    October 28, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. black73

    Whats sad is these tired ass comments. The republicans/tea party are a racist ass party. This is the same party that gave Sarah Palin a platform. We are a stupid , selfish spoiled society. I call it microwave america. The republicans are the same party that introduced CRACK TO THIS COUNTRY or dont you remember the IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL. The same party that believes in the trickle down affect to cut taxes and create jobs. Tell me when and where has that happen.

    October 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. g greene

    jayz look what you started i am cracking up at the comments tell obama to get some jobs ok.........

    October 27, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Steven Seagal

    So you're telling me a black guy is supporting a black guy for president? That's certainly news.

    October 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tiki

    @allison, you don't know how many comments I've made because you can change the required name, you fool!

    October 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Suge

    Please people. When I read this article I knew exactly where the blogs would end up....the topic of race. This only proves racism still exists. Just because there is a Black family in the White House we as a nation have a long way still to go. Regardless of who ever ends up in the White House in 2012, the econony is going to suck for a while. It will take time not 2 years. Let's be realistic, Rome was not built over night, neither will this mess we are in. Good Bless our United States!!

    October 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tony Campbell

    Man, why all the hate? This world is crazy. Give President Obama a chance. Since day one this man has been bashed, called names, and been disliked. He inherited most of the mess that we are dealing with now, so give the man a chance. Jay Z has every right to endorse him, if you ask me it's a smart move... To much hate in this world... People we are only human and we all make mistakes... LOOK IN THE MIRROR BEFORE YOU JUDGE ANYBODY....

    October 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • black73

      WHY ALL THE HATE BECAUSE IGNORANCE IS BLISS ,AND THE REPUBLICANS LIVES THERE

      October 27, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ChicagoChicago

    This is the United States of America, people; if Barak Obama chooses to have Jay-Z endorse his campaign, that's his business. If Jay-Z chooses to create, produce, and distribute rap music, and chooses to run with the crowd of people that he does (whoever they are), that's his business. If you don't like what either of these two people are doing, it's none of your business. Go build a life yourself, instead of critiquing the lives of others.

    October 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mcwarren

    everyone else is doing it.. Come on people get w the global uniform

    October 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Just Cause

    I can't believe all the crap on here...Do any of u ever even lived in NYC?? Do u know how hard it is to make it out of there?? JayZ used to sing about dealing drugs because where he lived that's all he saw... Most of u haven't even been to bed-stuy...u are ignorant to even think or judge him cuz of how he made money??? He made money cuz other youths can relate to what he went thru...and as for Obama...he has done WAYYY MORE than that jack-a$$ who was there prior to him. He can't get anything done without congress and if they don't agree, nothing gets passed...or it gets changed like everything does so they can agree...people in this country stay listening to the Teabaggers and don't judge things for themselves.. You live in a bubble and u need to take ur hillbilly heads outta ur asses!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. PrettyGirl2010

    I love it and I also love how all the haters have seem to come out of the wood works...baaaahaaaa :)

    October 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. allison

    The one comment you make on here is to me...but I'm the one struggling for original thoughts?...yeah ok

    October 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. allison

    The one comment you make on here is to me...but I'm the one strugglig for original thoughts?...yeah ok

    October 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. allison

    At Tiki...great name choice btw. Why are you even talking to me...no orginal thought of your own so you insert yourself into another convo. Just another ass clown I see.

    October 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rob

    Well vote I CAN SEE ALASKA FROM MY BACK YARD.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tiki

    @allison, no original thoughts of your own?

    October 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Rob

    Garyold I am sure you work for some one

    October 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Rob

    We no were the power and the money is all this because j-z supports Obama white folk has been doing this for years and years now is time for black to get in the game whats wrong now can't stand the change

    October 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dan

    JZ is very rich and am sure his portfolio is nicely diversified and further more I am sure he thinks he want's corporate fascist global government, however he will regret his support for yet another banker puppet for the banks/military industrial complex. As far as the moron's that play in to the race-divide and conquer propaganda, let us look at the black prison population in the USA and the FACT that Obama increased drug war funding. Let's look at the continuation of 99.9% of the Bush era war spending and killing!? JZ is fortunate, but short sighted. Want to listen to some socially aware rap-music? Try the hip hop master known as "PARIS".

    October 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Garyold

    Get rid of blacks and mexicans and we will all be happier

    October 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  22. sonylegend

    Jay-Z is an illuminati pawn, not a Def Jam pawn.... get it right... SONY stands for Standard Oil of New York.... and the electronics company is a front for the corporate take over of the United States.... and in fact the United States was never a country but a corporation.... and your ss# is your employee number. But thats ok people are born and die in the matrix everyday.... while the Illuminati calls the shots while using Agent Smiths like Obama and others to fool the masses.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. allison

    And pull Josh out of your mouth before you try to get on his lap ok...thanks for playing again. Idiot.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. JasonBSX

    Hating on the black man. American past time. Stupid poor americans

    October 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      No....it just shows that I don't give a s*#& about Oprah as she hates whites as well....gee Jason, you must be unemployed, 400lbs, uneducated and sit in front of the TV all day stuffing your face full of Bon Bon's to know how to spell her name...lol stupid foreigners....LOL, you wish you were American....lol enjoy your miserable, restricted life watching OPRA!!!!!!!!

      October 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. allison

    Josh Fan...good comeback ass clown

    October 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh Fan

      Allison sounds like a name for a fat girl.....Allison, are you fat? LOL, stupid bleeder. I never trust anything that bleeds for seven days and doesn't die, lol

      October 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Rob

    Obama is prez decause of to people Bush and McCain

    October 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      Now, while you were typing that I just want to know what else you were thinking about. I refuse to believe that you read that over and decided, "Yeah, I think that makes my point pretty clear and concise."

      October 26, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  27. King Soloman

    Okay Jay-z is involved with Lebron James. enough said. These guys suck up the spotlight any chance they get. I bet next he will release an other album to promte himself and sell more copies while using the excuse this album is for obama and if u buy it ill donate half the proceedes to his camp. Killing two birds with one stone. Nice way to use your power. Make more money foryourself and someoneelse who really dosent need it. PErhaps charities is the best way to spend your not hard eanred buck! Duece

    October 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  28. p

    obama is very smart he knows that jz can sell a show out in less then 3mins. many of u dont know your facts about jz. if u think that weak palin is going to beat obama then u r just as dumb as g. bush. we aleady had one dummy and we are not gone to elect another one.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. ski squaw

    jay-z for prez he knows how to run a company..er.. country, can't f us in the a any harded then g.w.did.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Joe

    For real yo! Wonder if there's ever been a white candidate he's campaigned for....I'm guessing not.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Joey

    I'm curious if Jay Z actually listened to any of Obama's agendas or if he, like many I know here, simply supported him because of the color of his skin. Its sad, really, how many people that happened with the last time around.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. kati

    what bothers me is ths if Obama was white Jay-Z would have never campaigned for him, he is another Opra.
    Opra as a woman should have supported Hillary Clinton! but no she went and supported someone she did not know but only because he was black. u c i would never support anyone based on thier color, because once you do you will fall big time and this is why we r in this mess. Obama is THE worst president ever!!!!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Could not have said it better myself.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • JasonBSX

      You do realize some of the laws Hillary campaigned for and changed caused a part of this retention right? Dumb Americans :)

      October 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • craig

      mayb if u did sum reserch 1st or had any idea abut the history of this countrie u wld realize how RIDICULOUS you sound. Especially since you can't seem to type in English either. Do you not realize that this Internet language just makes everything you write less valid?! Obama is not the worst president ever by any means. Have you ever heard of Millard Fillmore? Or George Bush? Stop listening to the propaganda unleashed by conservatives and liberals. Do some research conducted by independent firms and learn the real truth about our country through history.

      Oh, and by the way, it is O-p-r-a-h. No Child Left Behind though, right?

      October 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • JasonBSX

      Adam is stupid too. You would of spelled it opra also stupid. Stupid Americans :d

      October 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  33. And?

    Did you expect anything but? Of course he is going to support O'bighead...

    October 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. JasonBSX

    America is pretty stupid to call jayz dumb. But in America anyone can be president. That's one of the risks we take. Stupid.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  35. allison

    That's almost as funny as when Republicans say "I was a Democrat before"...yeah right

    October 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  36. allison

    Like Josh said, thanks for playing though

    October 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. allison

    Sure you are Kenny...

    October 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Rob

    Take a page from J to come from the streets and now worth over 400 mill he doing something right. be a slave to your job and work when they fell u 2

    October 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay Kay

      A person can be a "slave," as you put it, in any economic demographic. You clearly have the mistaken notion that money and/or fame equals success. You might want to go back to school.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Kenny

    I'm a minority but even I can see that this is just for publicity. Jay-Z knows nothing about Obama's agenda. He's only supporting him because he is also Black.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  40. sampson friday

    Oh! Crazy Americans,love thyself.Like we do out here in NIGERIA.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  41. tyson

    F jay-z

    October 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Craig

    The majority of the comments posted on this are ridiculous. It shows what kind of condition this country is in. I hope that one day Americans will see past race, be accepting and tolerant enough of other people's views to actually work towards a compromise, and do a little research before posting an ignorant remark. I'd like to see where Jay-Z raps about stealing from old women. Yes, Jay-Z made some money be dealing cocaine, but he had no other resource at the time to try to improve his condition. Though his means may have been wrong, he still stood up and did something about his life and is living it the way he chooses. Who are we to criticize anyone else? Are we trying to say we have the right to tell others how to live? Nobody should have that right. I also think that Americans should stop placing sole responsibility on Obama and realizing that it is indeed our Congress that makes our laws. If a citizen has such a problem with Obama, they should right to their representative, who is probably corrupt anyways. Turning around this country from its state two years ago will take more than 4 years, but it is turning around- statistics and facts show that. Obama is doing what he can, but without cooperation in Congress, we will continue to be not conservative or liberal, but a tangled mess.

    Finally, is it so hard to write in decent grammar? Most of your English teachers from grade school are shuttering right now.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Grammar nazi

      When you say is it so hard to write in decent grammar are you referring to your own post?

      "nobody should have that right" you meant "rite" right?

      "they should right to their representative" you meant "write" right?

      October 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Rob

    Tim and friends were just good young white boys RIGHT

    October 26, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jsix

    People kill me every thing that bush screwed up and every thing that every politician has done in the past. And you guys are on here pickin oboma apart about who is backing him in the 2012 election. Wow!! I think this is a shallow issue and shouldn't even be a problem what about rumors of the mafia backing past presidents jay z can't be worse than that.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  45. allison

    Terrorist eh...so what were Timothy Mcveigh and friends?

    October 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. John Phillips

    Can you believe all these closet racist people? Because Jay Z supports Obama then it becomes "oh how ignorant they are" why don't you all be real say you don't like minorities in politics. And to answer the questions about what has Jay Z done for people in the Ghetto just look at his donations and things he and his wife support. Read your facts before you make a comment and look at a President for who he or she is not what Color they are!

    October 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Rob

    What would have happenend if we did not bail out G M and the car inds how many more people would be out on the street home less out of jobs vote republican R U CRAZY

    October 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey

      That's the way capitalism is supposed to work. Businesses who suffer from making either products people don't want or by making bad financial decisions fail and new industries rise to take their places. What makes GM more important than the thousands of small businesses who close their doors each year?

      October 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Hiphop

    It's well known in the industry of Jay Z being very prejudiced and racist towards whites...so much so that he goes out of his way to alienate himself from them...part of the problem with racism is because of people like Jay Z.

    Obama just has terrorist ties and is not a citizen of the U.S., not a big deal.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Dpot

    To Mr.C, I guest the thought of becoming President should only fall in the thoughts of young white boys and girls, you're 43-1 up to this point and you're showing your bitternes even with such a record, I would say thanks for your ONE TIME comment and even if so, it has opened the doors for that little black kid you probably look down on to carry the same dreams such as your kids if you have any , I'm pretty sure you're on the other side of the isle so thanks for passing on the bills your party never paid and now trying to argue about spending, nice work.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Cree

    Personally I can't stand it when celebrities use their status to push politics. They don't give a sh** what their listeners' political point of views are, so why should we care what theirs is? I thought it was cool that JayZ was trying to get the young voters to vote, but that's ALL he should do politically. I hope it's not a 'support the President' deal. Nothing turns me off faster than a celebrity pushing their political views onto people. Just shut up and sing!

    October 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  51. deb

    Who cares who or what Jay-Z supports & endorses. Bobby Jindal 2012!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  52. chef the

    How can obama get anything done with the people in washington constant bickering give the guy some time we gave george 8 yrs and look what that did for us a massive debt almost the whole world hates and sad thing is everyone blames obama cause thats easy thing do maybe people should quit whining and start working towards solutions

    October 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  53. kati

    Well when his wife dances for the saudis for $1,000,000.00 what do you expect "NO BRAIN", because if he did have a brain he wouldnt! !!!!any way he's not a welfare case so why does he ? just becuz they r the same color!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  54. allison

    Oops...sorry for the caps

    October 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  55. allison

    MATT and DJ PIED PIPER....COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU BOTH MORE...GREAT VIEW POINTS.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Sarah

    No offense to either of them, but wouldn't this just be stirring the pot (no crack pun intended)? I think they would both be better off if Jay-Z didn't campaign. They are both remarkable in what they have become out of how they started off in this world...But I think some people can't let go of the type of things Jay-Z has done and the lyrics in his music that will live on forever. People are judging the President now more than ever...I just don't see how anyone would think this would be a benefit to the county. And JOSH, you should have used a question mark instead of a period in your second sentence.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  57. DJ Pied Piper

    Let's be real about 1 thing here, Obama inherited a deficit. So its cool to go to war & rack up million dollars in spending,just because they threatened his dad. I'm talking about the Bush's! Politics is this: If you are a Democrat,then Republicans will vote agaisnt mostly everything you try to acheive. In today's Presidency they are voting against Obama,simply because he's black, but they wanna support Sarah Palin???

    October 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      People don't know what they are supporting anymore. Political campaigns are no longer about the candidate, they are now about smearing the opposing candidate so no one notices that you are in fact not a good candidate.

      October 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  58. sonylegend

    Roccafella.... who would name their company after that? Do you know what this man did? Jay-Z sold out to the elite and now is their pawn!!! Just like Obama!!!!! NAS EXPOSED JAY Z LONG TIME AGO..... http://www.sonylegend.com ....... THE LEGEND exposes them all.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Stop self promoting, hypocrite.

      October 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      You aren't wrong about Jay & Nas but the story ends with Nas going back to team up with Jay-Z. You also point out that "Jay-Z sold out to the elite and is now their pawn!!! Just like Obama!!!!" You do realize that Jay-Z is no one's pawn, he went to Def Jam and paid them $5 million to let him walk away from his last contracted album and now he calls his own shots. Also, how has Obama sold out to the elite? He wants to remove tax breaks for the elite? If anything he has done the exact opposite of selling out to the elite.

      It's amazing how narrow minded everyone is, no one actually takes ALL the facts and breaks them down. It's easy to focus on one statistic but it's also makes you look very stupid to anyone who actually knows what they are talking about

      October 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Facts are tricky things. When people start utilizing them they discover their arguments are wrong. The debate style, a la mode, is to quote random statistics and write with multiple !!! & utilizing CAPLOCKS. We get dumber as a collective society every single day.

      October 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Redd

    I will nt vote 4 obama again. Jayz is part of illuminati and they do nt serve God.this country is being let astray and the satanic ones have the power.they come to kill steal and destroy but i will not allow them to take my beliefs from me. Open ur eyes cuz everything is not wat it seems

    October 26, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Are you borderline retarded?

      October 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Borderline? He's so retarded he can't even see the border

      October 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • matt

      WOW !!! Dude you need help.

      October 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Child, Please!

      Redd is indeed CORRECT. You jackals, like President Obama, ARE being led astray in your idolatry of Jay-Z. Research Illuminati, then carry on with your hatred and not allowing anyone else's opinion to matter! I pray Obama comes to his senses and cuts ties w/ Jay-Z!

      October 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Josh

    If I got a nickel for every typo & gramatical error on this board, I'd be rich like Jay-Z. How can we have an intelligent conversation if we can't even communicate properly. This country is going down the pipes with LOL, OMG & DTF.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  61. vj

    Wow!..Listening and reading all this...looks and sounds like Everyone....is so ANGRY AN BITTER!...why post anything?...i hope everyone has a blessed an joyous day after all this.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  62. anonymous

    Is this a joke? I mean really. I just don't like Jay Z. He comes of as arrogant and pompous.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      So he is the average American, the world sees Americans as arrogant and pompous

      October 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Erik Hamilton

    It really suprises me sometimes how some of the comments on this blog is purely racist driven.It took bush 4 years to mess up the economy,and people expect obama to clean it up in two.Give him the benifit of the doubt ,and your support.Where would we be right now if McCain and palin were running this country.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  64. coaxicoatl@hotmail.com

    I have friends who say they voted for Obama because cool people like him and uncool people like republicans. I am not saying they are close friends, just nice people. You blogging folks out there need to realize that most Americans are not as smart as you. You are the people (liberal, conservative, or in between) who talk and think. The rest of them just do what seems right at the moment, which is to say, usually the wrong thing to do.
    Oh, and the one black friend who voted for Obama because he is black.... Can you really blame him? He has voted for crooked white politicians all his life. Can you really hold it against him for voting for a black theiving politician for once? isn't that what America is about? The ability to vote for any crook you want no matter what color he or she is? I knew this country was doomed when we started voting actors and entertainers into office.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jules

    DJ Pied Piper~ who knows what his ethnic background is- I just believe he is Muslim and just b/c he has some white in him does not mean crap. We all have a lil mix of something in us. No one is 100% white. AMERICA WANTED CHANGE they got it with a trillion dollar deficit and much more. This was the dumbest move America has made and throw out the race card he sucks as a president. And if anyone intend to listen to the "brain washing" of his campaign well I don't want to hear it IF he does get re-elected. Bottom line is he is suppose to be a "role model" and I have not seen crap yet, except a "ex drug dealer" supporting him. GOOD MORALS THERE MR. PREZ!!

    October 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      If anyone on this board believes Obama is a Muslim then you are the problem with this country not the President. Every president celebrates muslim traditions and yet no one accused Bush or Clinton of being a Muslim? The ONLY reason is the color of his skin and that is wrong on SO many levels. It's fine to not like his policies but to say he's done nothing really shows how little you know. Obama has done a lot, it is yet to be seen if the programs that he has put in place will be successful but to say he has done nothing clearly shows you have never paid attention to any Presidency until now.

      October 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  66. JJ

    N person

    October 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Jules

    Great we have a "black" president who wants a "ex" DRUG DEALER to "endorse him" . This is the picture you need to look at here people. How Jay use to be on a corner slinging dope around and now this! COME ON AMERICA WAKE UP

    October 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • drae

      Okay how do u explain all the "former klan members" who now don suits and ties that have run the country in the past? Everyone has a past my friend, even you. its what you make of yourself after your mistakes that matter.

      October 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  68. DJ Pied Piper

    This message is for Joel3 & the rest of the people who have negative views on Jay Z campaigning for Obama. What it seems like to me is that people are showing their true colors in regards to Obama. This is "True Racism" at its best. If Obama wants to reach out to Jay Z or who ever, he has that right to do so. That signifies, that he's reaching out to the youth to go out there & vote! By Obama being the 1st Black man in office, opens up the opportunity for our youth to become president, wethere they are Black,Hispanic,Asian. Whatever race. These Congressmen/women are making it very clear that they are racist, voting against Obama just because he's Black, let's not forget his mother was white. Nobody said nothing when Bush cheated his way into office or put the country in debt,after Clinton left the country in a surplus.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • elsie orta

      all you guys are full of it, Bush left a mess for Obama to take care of and it's going to take him another term, it's not his fault becasue of the big mess. Obama is doing good and he is going to win again there's to much prejudice here, if God didn't want all of us here besides white we wouldn't have been here so this is not only your country get over it stop hating

      October 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  69. bitt

    he is a nuit, why did beyonace marry this fool

    October 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  70. ac

    Why so much negativity. People need to look at themselves. Before casting stones. When has the last time anyone has done anything for their community.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Jersey Dude

    Great....now our political future is going to be dictated by an ex drug dealer who was also arrested for attempted murder and "sings" about pimpin' "ho's", shooting cops and robbing old ladies.....just freakin' terrific!

    October 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  72. usafbiker

    Jay-z will be losing popularity votes on this one. Like I'll make my decision on what Jay-z (or any other Rapper) thinks anyway. If you let a Celebrity decide who you vote for, you shouldn't have a right to vote.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      But politicians are celebrities? There are no more common man stories out there, all politicians are either celebrities that have turned to politics or they are career politicians who are trying to become celebrities.

      October 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  73. I_hate_to_say_it_but

    Jay is illuminati.

    Uh oh....

    October 26, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • sonylegend

      JAY is illuminati and proud of it.... http://www.sonylegend.com THE GAME IS SHUT DOWN

      October 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL on yall

      Thank you for saying that!!! That's the whole reason why I loss all my respect for jay z and the rappers. Rap is lame now, all they care about is money and the devil. Shame shame shame.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  74. maddawg

    this fool of a loser president has done more work campaigning than he has doing ANYTHING positive for this country...........um....like listening to the people for example!

    i see it as no suprise that a material loser like jz would back another material loser...

    oh...what do i mean by material loser? i mean the fact that the president will TALK all he can about sharing the wealth of others with those that don't earn it..........hmmmmmmm...but what exactly has this loser president shared of his personal wealth?

    i don't mean pawltry dinky donations here or there.........but real sharing of his wealth??? he wont.....EVER...because he is an imbecile that will lie to your face, if you're a lemming, and get you to see it his way.

    i'm soooooooooo glad i never fell into that lemming trap......but i have just for more words for the rest of you lemmings...

    I TOLD YOU SO!

    October 26, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      Yeah, just like the GOP did for 8 years – real positive stuff NOT!

      October 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Brian

    He's a phenomenal rapper and shrewd businessman, but I'll go to him for political advice right after I hit up Paris and Lindsay for advice on how to solve the country's economic problems.

    October 26, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      I don't think Jay-Z will be giving "political advice." He will help get out the vote like he did in 2008. Why are some people so afraid of Jay-Z? He's just a wealthy rapper! Geez!

      October 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Damilola Olanrewaju

    I will like see Obama campaigning live once again

    October 26, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  77. Swag9

    idk wat to say obama should just pic a better campaign spokesman

    October 26, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  78. Coco

    My comment is to C...

    October 26, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      my badd i was too early with my last comment...but yea C is def a racist lol

      October 26, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  79. Coco

    To joel3..Bet you were one of those whose jaw dropped when O.J. got off from the murder of his wife...Never say Never...Never know what's gonna happen in 2012

    October 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      Wasup Coco- I'm not sure what that comment hs to do with my comment about Jay but I actually felt good when OJ got off. To me that was justice for all the injustice we have faced as a people. But look, I'll be dang if I "support " OJ or Jay cause they are both fools. OJ is a murderer and Jay worships idols. Do you even know what that means?? wow

      October 26, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      - "But look, I'll be dang if I "support " OJ or Jay cause they are both fools. OJ is a murderer and Jay worships idols. Do you even know what that means?? wow"

      You don't even have a clue do you? I'm hoping this is your first time using a computer because unless you typed idols instead of idiots then your my friend are an idiot. Maybe you should pull out a dictionary to see exactly what "idol" means.

      October 26, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      An idol is a man-made object that is worshipped in some way

      Idolatry is the universal human tendency to value something or someone in a way that hinders the love and trust we owe to God.

      Now what were you saying??

      October 28, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  80. allison

    more racist idiots...surprise surprise

    October 26, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      I'm not racist ma, I'm black/puerto rican. I just call it like i see it.

      He worships money- period It's a done deal for dude...

      October 26, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      If he worships his money wouldn't he be campaigning for the Republicans? Obama is in favor of raising taxes for high income earners so your theory only proves that your stupid.

      October 26, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  81. Mr. Davidson

    J Z supposedly worth 450 million. what has he done in the inner city fior black youth,in fact ,for that matter what has Obama done ,in Chicago where black youths shoot each other to death and schools collapse. Rap artists make millions on the sensationalism of drugs guns and death,that is a good message.Oddly enough Microsoft and Bill Gates personally endorsed JZ with a million dollar ad campaign , as if he needs it.

    October 26, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  82. C

    What a joke. As if Jay Z and his overrated wife don't have big enough egos. It really doesn't matter, because Obama is going to be a one term president anyway. The majority only voted for him because they wanted to make him the first African American president. Well they got their wish. Enjoy the next two years, because it will be a long time before that happens again.

    October 26, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      WRONG!!! They only voted for him because the other option was McCain/Pailin. I thought McCain was a good candidate but to choose Palin as a running mate clearly shows he's becoming scenile. Obama was elected because he showed better judgement prior to the election, Biden isn't the best choice either but it's SOOOOOOO much better than Palin.

      October 26, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • tieria in. chicago

      Whatever

      October 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Renee

      Thanks, we will enjoy the next eight!

      October 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  83. meldy

    let the dumbing down of the US continue!

    October 26, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  84. kiki

    This should be interesting!
    http://thefashioncamp.com

    October 26, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • momomiester

      Who cares what some clueless, worthless street thug that made money off of stupidity thinks. Jazy doesn't see the truth by now, then he is just some clueless entertainer that needs an education.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • momomiester

      It shows you that you don't have to be that intelligent to become wealthy in this country. You need a combo of luck, hard work, timing and connections. After reading a piece in the Wall-street Journal on him I was impressed. Now I realize he is just the same street corner drug dealer only selling a different type of product. Socialism.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stupidrappers

      It's sad to say, but he will sway a lot of people for Obama. The people he'll go after aren't in the highest intellectual bracket, but b/c Jay-z says "vote for Barry," they will. It's a sad, sad day for America when a ghetto thug can possibly sway an election.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mirrors

      Jay-z is definitely a success story. but if I were the president, I wouldn't take this chance. This country has a way of turning things into liabilities. I think it says a lot about the population the president is trying to reach though, so good on him.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mirrors

      I've got a twenty year military career, a bachelors and two masters degrees, and i've got every album Jay-z has made. Sorry to shatter your intelligence stereo type.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Matt

    What a racist comment!

    October 26, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  86. Josh

    Does your aluminum foil hat make typing difficult?

    October 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Xscape

    Tell me how, just because a black man supports the black prez hes racist. Im sure his lyrics have some content in them that some see offensive.. I personally like Jay Z, seems like a clear cut straight forward business man, and every interview I have seen him in never was he racist in anyway. "Hard Knock Life" and "Big Pi mpin" are 2 of my fav and as I recall NOTHING racist about either of them.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  88. jjboston

    You're not going to win arguing with them.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  89. kay

    you people make me ill. you are so full of hate until you are stupid. so you keep flipping those burgers and hating on jay z who made something of himself in spite of people like you. I know you know the klan had a name change and calls it self the t party and i know that is where all this hate is coming from. you people are pitful.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |

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