President Obama's advice to Jay-Z
October 22nd, 2012
05:48 PM ET

President Obama's advice to Jay-Z

Seeing how they're basically BFFs now, it follows that President Obama and Jay-Z would get around to talking about personal stuff, like their kids.

As Obama pointed out a recent fundraiser Jay and his wife Beyonce held for the president at Jay's 40/40 club in New York, the two men actually have a few things in common. Both of them are married to women who are more popular than they are, and both men are also fathers of girls.

And so, during a recent radio interview with Cleveland station Z107.9, via the Huffington Post, Obama noted that he's given his pal Jay a few words of parenting wisdom.

"I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out with the baby," Obama said, referring to the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy. "And not leaving it all with mom and the mother-in-law."

If that seems a little forward, well, they are pretty close, the president continued.

"I’ve gotten to know these guys over the first several years. They’re good people. They're down-to-earth," he said. "Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends. ... We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends."

Too bad that the president didn't have any pull with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - while Jay-Z and Bey clearly have friends in high places, the famous couple still lost their bid to trademark Blue Ivy's name.


Filed under: Celebrities • Politainment

soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. truth11-19-2012

    Here is question for President and for all of you who are saved and filled with the HOLY SPIRIT?? Do you know that Jay z made song with alecia keys some years back that said i quote straight from his lyrics empire state mind ***** "Hail Mary" to the city, you're a virgin And Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church ends******. Let me say this i voted for The President both terms, i use to be A dj and played this song so many times that i never paid attention to the lyrics. I am so sorry to JESUS that i played this song and I hope some of you will not buy JAY z PRoducts until he repents for those Lyrics. My son can not even have NBA 2013 because Jay z is connected to it. This is my public repentence to GOD JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT. GOD BLESS all of you and may the LORD guide your path

    November 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. thundercat22

    New Yorkers are upperty

    November 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cinchy

    Obama needs to pal around with black intellectuals in the public eye – not with rappers or athletes. Less, not more, attention needs to be paid to black athletes and rappers. Blacks are astoundingly under-educated, and there seems to be utterly no evidence of this changing. Come on Obama.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cinchy

    Okay... we've just reached our quota of black rappers and athletes. Now it's time to start producing black scientists, doctors, engineers,and technologists.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • thundercat22

      @Cincy why go to college to be a doctor, scientist when rappers make a whole lot more. Do the math.

      November 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jay Z

    is a wonderful and a huge hit in the music industry, married to georgous beyonce....this guy has it made...
    good for him.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. wonder if i was

    a s pik if you would have done this to her.... probably not.

    October 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Idiot

    hacking in is a good way–try that the girls love it

    October 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jeremy

    "What, me give my heart to a woman? huh, not for nothin' never happen I be forever mackin'"

    October 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Oh well....

    he makes millions belting out tunes good for him–what do you do for a living?

    October 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood

      He belts out nothing at all. he talks, he dosent sing. Yes he makes money because of brain daead people like you thinking his third grade rhyming is poetry. the president should have advised him to learn to speak english and learn to sing.

      October 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mike

    This rapper actually thinks he's important, I have heard him speak he is not very smart, please don't tell me because he has money that he is, the real movers & shakers are the people on wallstreet, the companies that actually make a different in people lives, not this guy, what does he do get up on a stage and belt out rhymes wow i'm impressed, that goes for all the idiot rappers, I really don't get it.

    October 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      I guess you haven't met movers and shakers on wall street – some of them are not so smart either – corrupt as the day is long, but not smart. Here is a person who works very hard to make a hugely successful career and many of the commentors want to bad mouth him – to those who have, I wish you all the success you deserve :)

      October 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sella Fonna

    you people a bunch of racists yet your comments remain posted? amazing

    October 23, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. Your Racist

    making fun of blacks...disgusting comments about this man who has worked hard to get where he is.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. Felix Michael Clauss

    Tru-Fit were goood Mill work peolple.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. thomas R. Clauss (in diapers)

    Obama is like tim donohue very self absorbed.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sella Brenda Fonna

    let's place race card and call people about this

    October 23, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  16. kaikai

    Well I think Mr. Jay-Z should think about getting to be the next Black Prasident the United States of America.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  17. bronx

    she be lookin for da blue now...baaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa

    word

    October 23, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  18. das right...

    cuz we lud the race card....

    October 23, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  19. Equality for all

    this article doesnt have anything to do with race .... what are you talking about?

    October 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Maybe you don't understand my underlying theme. You must be a democrat. I'm sorry I didn't make it simpler.

      October 23, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Kevin, you're race ranting and telling Democrats that they are unintelligent ? Really ??

      October 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kevin

    His other advice to jayz...Apply to Harvard. You'll get in even though you're not qualified if you play the race card. Oh, btw, you won't have to pay tuition either.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Kevin

    Too bad our homey in chief doesn't spend as much time worrying about the 23 million unemployed people who can't feed their families as well as his homey BFF jayz.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Youneedtobelobotamized

    Too bad the president doesn't spend more time running the country, and less time being a celebrity.

    October 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Richard Fore

    I like to jack off and eat warm cookies at the same time.

    October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. lets play phone race card--

    i hock in...then i transfer it to my own customer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • tetetete

      dude..stfu already...no one in is gonna pick up cause you have no skills when it comes to hacking...

      October 23, 2012 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  25. Dave

    I hope he told Lay Z to go back to Kenya.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  26. I GOTZ

    put my giants nightshirt on, take of my makeup off , big white fluffy socks... hair in poney tail..and let
    the show begin....

    stupid

    October 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  27. I Feel The Need for Speed(fast)

    You know what i mean? RING!

    October 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  28. i gotz to get my

    race card cause i iz smarter then everybody. oh brother- ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    baaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooooo

    October 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  29. i be playing the race card tonight--hahahahaha

    i'm having so much fun right now i turned down a night of fooling around just for this......really!!!!
    it can't even do that right....

    October 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Tommy Justin Timber

    it linked the number to one of your java peeps..baaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooohaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    October 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  31. i love u gray

    it has too unhook..because a customer is now reviewing the situation-

    October 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Tommy Justin Timber

    received a phone text that said introduced themselves as a hocker(gee i wonder who that could be)...it then transferred to a one of u're coffee customers (it can't even do that right) - (teacher) cuban who works in the bronx that has alerted me that she going higher and higher baby if dis don't unhook–k?

    October 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sokman

    Jay Z's advice to Nobama should be... I'm more successful at doing what I get paid to do than you are, & my actions, or lack thereof, don't result in the deaths of innocent Americans, so stfu

    October 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • No ya not

      it gets it wrong every single time... sends numba to a customer baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
      waaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooooo

      October 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Aaron

    Obama's real advice to Jay-Z..."play the race card...always works for me."

    October 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |

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